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Write a 2000-word essay on one of the following three topics:
Discuss the ways in which cultural actors (activists) and creators in China, Indonesia and/or Japan express social criticisms through their work. You must include examples from at least TWO of the three countries (China, Indonesia and Japan), and at least TWO of the forms of cultural expression studied in this unit (films, literature and popular culture). Identify any parallels between the two chosen countries in the social criticisms expressed, and any marked differences between them.
Discuss some of the ways Western and other foreign cultural elements have been incorporated into the popular cultures of China, Indonesia and Japan. How do these elements interact with Asian cultures? Do Asians accept foreign cultural elements without criticism or opposition?
In your answer, you should apply key theoretical concepts introduced in this unit, and include examples from all three countries to illustrate your points.
Discuss the main genres (types), themes and plots of modern Asian literature OR cinema, in relation to China, Indonesia, and Japan. Identify similarities and differences between the three countries.
Your essay should conform to normal requirements for academic essays in its style, structure and referencing of sources. This unit requires APA referencing style.
You are encouraged to read widely, not just from the required readings, but also from recommended readings and other reliable sources.
General Assessment criteria:
Your essays will be assessed according to how you have:
- Addressed the question and covered the topic
- Argued your case based on the evidence/ideas you cite
- Critically analysed and used the relevant literature
- Expressed your ideas clearly and succinctly and in logical sequence
- Demonstrated your overall understanding of the subject matter of the unit, including theoretical cultural concepts
- Presented your work in terms of organization of material, grammar, spelling, punctuation, citation of sources etc
- Complied with the UNE Referencing Guide and complied with the UNE Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct policy.
Topic 2: Discuss some of the ways Western and other foreign cultural elements have been incorporated into the popular cultures of China, Indonesia and Japan. How do these elements interact with Asian cultures? Do Asians accept foreign cultural elements without criticism or opposition?
The entire Asian society has to a large extent been influenced by the Western culture in the last century and the trend is expected to continue in the coming years (Burkhardt, 2017). Western and other foreign cultural elements have slowly been incorporated into the popular cultures of China, Indonesia and Japan, leaving most people in the three countries confused about what they are supposed to follow and believe. The societies in China, Indonesia and Japan have been influenced in terms of values, religion, language and alphabet, diet, lifestyle, economics, politics, law, as well as industry and technology (Thompson, 2011).The modernization of the Asian culture is attributed to the many visitors from other regions that visit the region and subsequently come with new influences. In addition to that, there are many people from Asian countries like China, Japan and Indonesia that live in Western countries such as the U.S and Europe and therefore end up adopting the Western way of doing things (Duara, 2010). After returning to their native countries, it is ...