Globalization and Culture. Describe the impact on the East Asian region of cultural influences coming from the West— especially from the U.S.—and analyze the ways East Asian popular culture flows in the opposite direction and circulates regionally. In your discussion, use the three major paradigms that describe globalization’s impact on culture (polarization/ homogenization/ hybridization).
Guidelines: Choose a topic above that you found especially interesting from your reading and discussion sections during the semester. You must conduct research in at least one outside source and discuss the topic in a paper of 5-6 pages [no shorter than 5, no longer than 6]. You may use books, journal articles, japanfocus.org, newspaper articles, documentary films, or reliable internet sources for your research. Extra credit up to 1 point will be given for papers that include one or two graphs or images (these should be attached as an extra page) that support your discussion in a meaningful way. You are encouraged to proofread your paper carefully before you submit it.
Way to grade
Your thesis is stated clearly at outset in
relation to globalization in East Asia 5 4 3 2 1
Your discussion is coherent and insightful,
uses at least one outside source, and
reflects multidisciplinary perspectives 5 4 3 2 1
Your conclusion fits the thesis and
derives logically from the discussion 5 4 3 2 1
Your writing mechanics are good; quotes are
appropriate length & cited in proper format
(MLA, APA, or Chicago style) 5 4 3 2 1
Extra credit for graph/ images 1