Chinese155 Exam 1 - What is a “received text”...

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What is a “received text”? “received text” is text from ancient times that has been copied over and over again. It can now be bought in stores. How is the Yellow Emperor an example of reverse euhemerization? Yellow emperor was originally a God but as time passed, he was recognized as an emperor. List the five elements. Wood, fire, earth, metal, water What are two meanings of the Chinese di ( )? 1- king/emperor 2- god What are the two creation myths associated with Nu Wa? 1- molded humans from clay and dripped humans off a cord to make humans faster 2- mated with her brother, Fu Xi What is the mythical explanation for the facts that rivers in China flow from west to east? According to myth, rivers in China flow from west to east because during the fight against Zhuan Xu, Gong Gong bumped into Mt. BuZhou. What qualities do the mythical beings Shen Nong and Hou Ji have in common? They both introduced agriculture to the people
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course GEN ED 155 taught by Professor Gjertson during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Chinese155 Exam 1 - What is a “received text”...

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