how individual artists questioned dominant constructions of racial and ethnic difference through practical and stylistic choices
Each essay response should be a minimum of 1000 words and reference at least three (3)materials from the course. Your essays should have an identifiable, clear thesis. A good essay will clearly and concisely argue a central point and use relevant artworks to illustrate your point.
Be clear as to how an artwork artistically, stylistically, thematically, and/or conceptually supports your argument. Pay attention to the structure of your essays.
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This course primarily examined two modes of encounter: one examined race (the encounter between the so-called West and the non-West, largely construed as the relationship between whites and Asians) and the other, ethnicity (the tensions and symbioses arising out of interregional encounters between Manchus and Han Chinese, Koreans and Japanese, as well as Japanese and Okinawans/Ainus). Much of the material discussed during this course asked how constructs of race and ethnicity are produced in and by visual representation. Drawing parallels
between conditions in one country and another, please discuss at least three artworks that address these modes of encounter. Artworks may address the same mode of encounter; or may be placed in contradistinction; or you may want to consider how individual artists questioned dominant constructions of racial and ethnic difference through practical and stylistic choices. Be clear in each instance how stylistic choices reflected artistic perspectives.