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dc.contributor.supervisor Roshko, Tijen (Interior Design) en_US
dc.contributor.author Guo, Ying
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-27T21:33:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-27T21:33:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8537
dc.description.abstract The Chinese government has long assumed that families will bear the social and health care burden of the older population. However, this is becoming increasingly difficult and is hardly a model of care that can be sustained with the projected growth of the older demographic. Since the late 1970s, China has successfully controlled the population growth by applying the One-Child Policy. However, its byproduct, the “4-2-1 problem”, along with the unavoidable trends of globalization and migration, means that older generations must often rely on themselves, and not their children or grandchildren, for care and support. To prepare for this challenge – the weakening of traditional filial piety – this proposal of an active retirement community centre for calligraphy art reflects a desire for a new way of living during the second half of life. Instead of viewing old age as a residual period, this proposal sets the stage for older adults to continue their contributions as they age. Calligraphy performance as a traditional cultural activity offers older adults a great balance between activity and leisure, caring for the body and caring for the soul. Additionally, the artistic quality of calligraphy art is used to express and convey ideas for the design process. en_US
dc.subject elderly en_US
dc.subject community center en_US
dc.subject calligraphy art en_US
dc.subject senior home en_US
dc.title An active retirement community center of calligraphy art en_US
dc.degree.discipline Interior Design en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Karpan, Cynthia (Interior Design) Straub, Dietmar (Landscape Architecture) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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