Phase 4: Preparing to Share: Emerging Ideas

Updated 3 years 9 months ago

For the final product, the main point that I hope to display the code of ethics that guides the antique trade in Xizhou, Yunnan. The audience for this would be anyone who would be interested in entering the antique market and planning to become a collector, or anyone who is just interested in antiques in general. I think that those people would be most suited as an audience who could be interested in my final product. 

An important piece of information that I think would be necessary to present to my audience would be that many of the motivations and ethical behaviors (that would be later displayed) are created from a synthesis of information acquired from numerous dealers from the village, and quite a number of the motivations and behaviors are due to economical reasons. Also, I think that one should be informed that the antique industry is rather dark, it is a market full of cheaters. One should either have quite a bit of knowledge or have good relationships in the village or it is not suggested for one to collect alone. I'm sure that with this information the reader will become more familiar with the antique industry. 

I plan to show my final product by creating a written set of ethical guidelines (code of ethics) that seem to be in place in the local antique industry. In addition I will compare this to ethical guidlines found online. 

Hi, I'm Yi Fei and I've survived attending this Microcampus program. Being in Yunnan has been a delightful experience, I learnt quite a lot about the place we stayed at and about myself as a person. I am honored to have been able to attend this program.