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ASAN 312 (Pollard) Contemporary Asian Civilizations 5 February 2009 Retrospective and prospective Reflect back on readings, viewings and discussions of the past three and a half weeks. Consider the following questions: 1. How does (do) each of the following social commentators articulate a view of an alternative future (a better, more just society): 1a. Confucius (551 - 479 BCE); 1b. Chinese Hip-Hop artists since the 1990s; and 1c. Chosŏn Punk rockers in South Korea during the mid- and late 1990s. 2. What is similar — and different — about the circumstances in which each of the above (Question 1) grew up? What is different? How much do these similarities and differences matter for understanding each one’s potential contribution to expanding the space for discussing how to improve society? 3. If any one of the above three (Question 1) could time-travel — backward or forward in time
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Unformatted text preview: — would they be able to share any common understandings? Explain. 4. Exactly how might the spoken and written words and other actions (including musical performance if relevant) of each of the above make it easier for others in their society (anywhere, past or present) to participate in changing the society? Globalizations, the state and ethnic minorities . Virtually every topic, question, theme and controversy addressed in ASAN 312 can be categorized under more than one classification. “The Power of Place: Geography for the 21 st Century.” Part 11: A Challenge for Two Old Cities.” Annenberg/CPB. Video. VIDEOTAPE 21606 PT. 11/12. In the excerpt from the video above that we will view today, how many familiar themes taken up earlier this semester do you recognize?...
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