Formal Assignment 2

Formal Assignment 2 - Humanities 1914, Fall 2010...

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Humanities 1914, Fall 2010 Explorations in Traditional Asian Cultures Formal Assignment #2 Due Tuesday, November 30 Topic Your basic objective in this assignment is to draw comparisons between at least two of the travelers written about in When Asia was the World . To familiarize yourself with the book you should at least read the Introduction (pp. vii- viii) and the final chapter (10; pp. 177-191). The travelers you compare should be ethnically different (e.g., Arab vs. Chinese) and should have different professions (e.g., monk vs. trader). Each chapter is devoted to analysis of a single traveler, with the exception of Chapter 4 (so please do not chose this chapter). Topics to draw comparisons between the travelers can include: Their respective motives for travel and how their respective professions influence these motives Their respective attitudes toward the peoples they encounter; how this might be influenced by their native culture How they view themselves culturally In drawing conclusions you might want to draw comparisons with contemporary
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