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SEMINAR: Asian Studies Seminar

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Asian Studies Seminar : Craft Production and Transmission of Craftsmanship in China Other events...
Exploring the evolution of artefacts and related behaviours (e.g., artefact production) spatio-temporally is a long-standing issue for both archaeologists and cultural historians. In the modern world, the survival of traditional craftsmanship and corresponding craft production are significantly challenged by urbanization, industrialization, and globalization. Examining traditional contexts of change allows a comparison of past and present transformations in craftsmanship. It helps reveal change at the social, cultural, economic, and ideological levels, and further helps our understanding of the significance of contemporary developments and changes in craft manufacturing. This discussion foregrounds my thesis, which aims to identify how Chinese craft production is changing and whether this poses a threat to any aspect of Chinese intangible cultural heritage. The presentation is based on a completed historical review of the craft production and transmission of craftsmanship in traditional China (from prehistory to 1959). It will discuss production processes of two crafts (porcelain and textile) in traditional China based on a structural Marxist model of society. It will examine how in different periods craftsmanship was transmitted, in which mode, and what affected the craftsmanship transmission.
Speaker(s) Ms Yawen Xu
Location Social Sciences G25
Contact Laura Dales <laura.dales@uwa.edu.au>
Start Fri, 03 Aug 2018 11:00
End Fri, 03 Aug 2018 12:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <karen.eichorn@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Fri, 27 Jul 2018 19:38
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