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Homework Help: Confused about how this is worded?

Posted by Jill on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 10:45pm.

I'm having a hard time trying to understand what my teacher and the article I read are saying here? Could you put it into easier words for me?

For the West, "A house was a capital investment, perhaps the prototype for all fixed capital investment, an assertion of culture in the face of nature.” But for the Chinese, “A house was a charge on income, an extension of consumer non-durables, an adaptation of culture to nature.”

In what way does this example of a Chinese house support Adshead's conclusion? In other words, does the house strike you as an “adaptation of culture to nature”?

What does he mean by "an adaptation of culture to nature?"

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