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The North Has Pengchengzhen

  • Author / Creator
    Li, Han
  • This research examines the current situation of Cizhou ware production in Pengchengzhen, This research examines the current situation of Cizhou ware production in Pengchengzhen, Handan, Hebei Province, China. Participants in my project were local artisans, ceramic workshop owners and government officials. Pengchengzhen is a small town with about one thousand years in making ceramic. During the 1950s, the local ceramic craft business went through Socialist Transformation and was integrated into state-owned economy until the beginning of the twenty-first century. Most of the local artisans and ceramic workshop owners were previously workers in the state-owned factories. Through a look at their work, experiences and beliefs, I explore what Cizhou style means to them, how they see the state-owned period, and how they are coping with the problems of survival as not only craftsmen, but also successors to the local ceramic making tradition in contemporary China.

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  • Graduation date
    2017-11:Fall 2017
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3K06XF2C
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Anthropology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Zivkovic, Marko (Department of Anthropology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Claypool, Lisa (Department of Art and Design)
    • DeBernardi, Jean (Department of Anthropology)