Essay Topic 1
The Japanese under Emperor Meiji in the second half of the 19th century were pursuing efforts to modernize.
Part 1) Describe these efforts. Why was modernization important? How did this modernization affect Japanese culture?
Part 2) How does the author feel about modernization in Japan? Why does he feel this way? What does he do regarding modernization? How does this book support his beliefs regarding modernization?
Part 3) How has modernization affected various cultures? Is modernization good? Why or why not? How has modernization affected the U.S.? How has it affected your own community and life? Do you see this as a positive thing? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Fenollosa and Okakura went around Asia finding art and other objects to preserve.
Part 1) Who is Fenollosa? What is the relationship between Fenollosa and Okakura? Why did they go around Asia finding art and other objects to preserve...
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