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Topic: Reviews of five academic journal articles
Subject: Others
Paper type: Essay (Any Type)
Cost: $50
Number of soruces: 5
Language: English (U.S.)

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EAS312 ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF EARLY CHINA

Instructions to the Second Term Assignment

ASSIGNMENT: (25%)

Reviews of five (5) academic journal articles (one page per review – a total five pages).

DUE: Feb 24th There is 1% per day penalty for delay submission.

MUST be submitted online via Quercus, NO hardcopy is accepted!

1. I have selected five academic journal articles from your First Assignment submission.

2. IF YOUR FIRST TERM ASSIGNMENT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY JOURNAL ARTICLES, RESULTING IN

NO SELECTION, OR LESS THAN FIVE QUALIFIED ARTICLES, YOU MUST PROVIDE MORE THAN 20

JOURNAL ARTICLES FOR ME/KARA TO SELECT FOR YOU before you can proceed with this term

assignment.

3. One single-sided page only (DO NOT GO OVER SPACE) PER ONE REVIEW (for a total of 5 pages), single spaced with one line-space between paragraphs IS acceptable.

4. The review must start with the reference citation of the article you are reviewing with the required reference style (American Antiquity).

5. Clear summary/annotation. Your summary is not just an abstract of the article; you need to demonstrate what you have understood or have difficulties in understanding (which is NOT a bad thing), or how you have tried to understand the themes/methods/models that the author(s) tries to argue.

6. You have to demonstrate what archaeological evidence the author(s) use to make their arguments (and of course you need to show first what the arguments are).

EVALUATION

1. Reference indication (using the required reference style)

2. Understanding the topic (of the articles you have selected)

3. Understanding the author(s)’ arguments/statements

4. Critical thinking and your interpretation

5. Tidiness


link of one of the readings: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/building-the-terracotta-army-ceramic-craft-technology-and-organisation-of-production-at-qin-shihuangs-mausoleum-complex/5A47E970740549E6EA31D957EB014AD1/core-reader


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Barnes, Gina. (2018). Understanding Chinese jade in a world context. Journal of the British Academy. 6. 1-63. 10.5871/jba/006.001. The paper analyses some of the ornaments and high-value rocks and their sources and history in China. From the article, the word 'Jade' is used to mean 'yu', which is all about the translation of beautiful stones curving them into ritual objects and ornaments. In China, scientists have proven that the most valuable rock is either the 'jadeite' or the 'nephrite'. These two types of rocks came into China from Burma in 1784. According to the article, these rocks can produce some of the most beautiful ornaments in China. The paper is focused on identifying Chinese archaeological jade from the world's perspective. The paper uses the knowledge of plate tectonics in the identification of jade sources occurrence in China. Moreover, how nephrite may be mined and distributed is also explored in the article. ...
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