Define and describe Yoga, using at least one work of art and artist as an example. Why is Yoga relevant to the formation of Japanese nationalism taking place in the early decades of the 1900s?

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Art of Japan.

· Midterm 2 is not timed: once you open the document, you will have until Thursday at 11:59 pm to write your essays and submit them under the appropriate topic.

· You must cite at least one scholarly source per answer. You may reference the required readings (PDF ARTICLES) for our course or consult outside sources.

· Each answer must be 300-500 words and must be organized as an argumentative essay.

· ALL SOURCES CITED MUST BE SCHOLARLY, SECONDARY OR PRIMARY SOURCES. Do not cite from museum websites, casual websites, or unverified internet sources.

· Visit the JStor and search their academic databases if you seek a source beyond the assigned readings.

· All sources must be cited in Chicago Manual of Style format. (see Purdue Online Writing Lab or Son of Citation).

· NO DIRECT QUOTATIONS.

· PLAGIARISM WILL RESULT IN AN F.

1. Define and describe Nihonga, using at least one work of art and artist as an example. Why is Nihonga relevant to the formation of Japanese nationalism taking place in the early decades of the 1900s?

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2. Define and describe Yoga, using at least one work of art and artist as an example. Why is Yoga relevant to the formation of Japanese nationalism taking place in the early decades of the 1900s?

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3. Using two works of art from different time periods as examples, conduct a comparison in which you describe how certain aesthetics have remained constant and others have been introduced with the passage of time. How have some imported aesthetics become indigenized over time? Describe and define the aesthetics you have chosen to highlight. You must cite at least one scholarly article.

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EXTRA CREDIT (UP TO 5%) Foreign trade of ideas, goods, and culture has been a driving force throughout Japanese history. Provide an example of one foreign exchange that significantly affected the landscape of Japanese history. Choose one object and describe its origin and the means by which it affected Japanese culture.

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GRADING SHEET

ATTACH THIS SHEET TO THE BACK OF YOUR PAPER

PER QUESTION:

ANSWER is aimed to the assignment and all requested elements are included

(0-10 points)

Sufficient and relevant description, context, and comparison

(0-20 points)

ANSWER is well structured and has a clear thesis

(0-20 points)

Ideas are supported with sufficient evidence

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Intangibles: quality, reflection, insight, originality

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Grammar, spelling, mechanics

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TOTAL POINTS EARNED: _________(0-100 points)

ANY instance of plagiarism will receive zero credit for this assignment TOTAL.