Cultural Anthropology Week 7 Notes
Cultural Anthropology Week 7 Notes anth 207
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ariel Kamen on Friday April 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to anth 207 at Towson University taught by Scott Buresh in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see cultural anthropology in Liberal Arts at Towson University.
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Date Created: 04/01/16
3/31/16 Chinese Imperial System Classic China • Emperor: High Priest of Heaven • SashBearing Confucian Literati • Wealthy Landowning Gentry Class • Peasants and Tenant Farming • Irrigation and Wet Rice Agriculture Ming Empire – 1400s1500s • Many people died constructing The Great Wall of China as much as building The Grand Canal • Temple of Heaven – Emperor would make sacrifices here • Gold, Silver, and Jade are important colors to the Emperor’s clothing • 3% could read and write and if you could, you were a Confucian Scholar • Everyone should pay respect to their Emperor, every child should pay respect to their parents mainly their father, every soldier should pay respect to their general • If you were pale, its proof that you’re wealthy and that you don’t have to work in the sun • Foot binding was used for wealthy women that would break their bones on their foot, and since they are wealthy they don’t have to walk and they have people carry them • Painters painted for the wealthy, most paintings were based on nature • Wet Rice Agriculture and Wet Rice Terracing were used to divert the water into their gardens • Millet is another important grain than rice • Peasants are the vast majority of the population, they work so much and their skin color is darker, their clothing isn’t the best, they have a very skinny weight • No child labor laws, so children are stuck working and there’s no school either so they are uneducated
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