Asian Culture and Arts - 2005-2006




Spring Quarter Activities - Week Seven



Bharti Kirchner, Darjeeling, St. Martin’s Griffin Press

Assignment for India: Due on Wednesday, May 17, 2006. This is a TWO-PART assignment.

Part I: Crossing Borders: You experienced “The Flowering of Orissi Dance” and Japanese music with non-natives performing a traditional art form. You are being taught by a faculty member who is not a native to the culture she is teaching. You yourselves are also experiencing the art of another culture. Write a short critical essay on “Crossing Borders” with artistic traditions in focus. Discuss some of the following: intercultural understanding/misunderstanding, appropriation, foreign/native in terms of art, artistic license and freedom.

Part II: Explore your own ethnicity or one of your ethnicities. Interview a relative, look into the immigration of your particular ethnicity. Then write an essay, or a short story, or a poem, or a critical paper based on your findings.

Tuesday, May 16

10-12: Com 110 (Roy), Com 341 (Williams), Com 323 (Ishii) and Com 210 (Jang)

Workshops on language and arts.

1-4: Com 107 - India (Roy)

Wednesday, May 17

10-12: Com 320 (Roy), Com 323 (Jang), Com 310 (Williams)

Morning seminars will be on themes introduced by the readings; do not forget to bring copies of the week's reading.

1-4: rehearsals and independent practice on your own. Japan workshop students meet in SII D2109.

Thursday, May 18

10-12: Com 110 (Roy), Com 341 (Williams), Com 323 (Ishii) and Com 210 (Jang)

Workshops on language and arts

1-4: Lecture Hall 3 - India (Roy)

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