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HIST 294: Wealth and Poverty in China and the Ottoman Empire (HC)

History 294: Wealth and Poverty in China and the Ottoman Empire (Akcetin) Spring 2022

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                          Unknown artist, Beggars (detail view), copy of a scroll after Zhou Chen (ca 1455-after 1536), Qing dynasty or modern era (Source: Metropolitan Museum, Public domain)  See all sections of the scroll.  


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The Background Information page will help in developing your research questions and understanding the broader context in which your object was created and used.  Journal Articles and Books will give you material for cultural and historical analyses.  Primary Sources: Texts can provide more direct information from the relevant historical time period.  Using Primary Sources: Images to see artwork and objects that relate to your project can often prompt ideas about the intended audience and associated social and cultural meanings.