Art (Fine arts, Performing arts)

You are expected to critically think and write an insightful response to the reading (s) assigned for the week. NOTE: it is required two write a response for the given readings, if there are two you write about both if you’re given one you write about one. Directions for writing the reading responses: You must say what is the central argument of the reading. What is noteworthy about the reading(s) and how does it inform you about the topic? What approach does the author take? Is he/she objective or subjective in examining the issue? How does the reading enhance or challenge your understanding of Asia, Asian histories, and cultural practices? It is expected to read the pdf I have uploaded. after doing so a response should be written about what is read. I have given an example of a response essay which is found in the order are allowed only to cite the given pdf by specifying the page numbers. below is an example of a response essay: Asia continent is defined differently by philosophers based on cultures and territories of different nations like India, Japan, and China. In the past, the land posed a mapping challenge due to its coverage and still does so, as on the map you can see the big continent divided into multiple regions. The reading explores the components that make up the Asia continent. The central argument of the reading is that Asian countries concentrated more on the spiritual and metaphysical realm to stipulate its definition surpassing the custom of various nations and histories by considering foreign imperialism and Japanese nationalism. Notably, a foreigner in Japan is marked and positioned against sophisticated series of declarations indicating Japan’s isolation from other countries. The events that transpired aid in understanding Japanese culture since there is not much concentration on political entities. Noteworthy, Okakura’s Asian triangle encompasses three components identified as originality, tradition, and nature (p.17). However, this triangle does not provide inner dynamism. Japan is situated at the apex of Okakura’s Asian triangle, representing the blend of Indian belief and Chinese communitarian ethics in its artistic custom. The components inform that Japan perceives itself not to be part of Asia because of the distinction in nationalism. The author has taken a descriptive approach to indicate the various issues about Asia by using the various events that have transpired and the works of numerous scholars like Okakura. The readings are geared towards making the readers understand the historical events relating to Asia. For example, Okakura’s Asian triangle indicates that Japan is not part of Asia. The author is objective in examining the Asia continent marked by historical events such as the anti-Asian Japanese xenophobia. Remarkably, the reading does facilitate a challenge in understanding whether Japan forms part of the Asian continent due to anti-Asian Japanese xenophobia. Furthermore, Okakura’s triangle indicates that Japanese culture incorporates Chinese and Indian culture, challenging the understanding of its original cultural practices. Cultures affect nationalism; Japan is termed not to be part of Asia countries depicted by Okakura’s rhetorical structure, which challenge the understanding of how nations are categorized in the continent. The reading enhances my understanding of Asia, Asian histories, and cultural practice based on the aspects of racism and its role in driving nationalism among Japanese and their approach to foreign imperialism.

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