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Unformatted text preview: Shayan Rizvi HIST 1800 10-20-11 Reading Response 1 (Week 8) This weeks reading response will be comparing the movie we watched in class with the book From the Soil and how they each portray Chinese rural society differently. The movie we watched in class was tailored to an American audience. It still portrayed integral parts of a Chinese rural society but with an American twist to it. A true Chinese society is fundamentally rural and the people who live in the countryside are the backbone of a Chinese society. This movie depicted a society where east met west, where a Chinese society encountered an American society and took some attributes from the western (American) society. The movie had both a traditional Chinese feel mixed with American customs. The main character (the man) was set up with a bride and the both of them were still expected to fulfill their duties. The man worked to fields and the woman cooked and the both of them were expected to have a child, specifically a...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course ANTHRO 1000 taught by Professor Zang during the Spring '11 term at Central Connecticut State University.
- Spring '11