Carefully follow the instruction and write five to six pages (1500 to 1800 words) on the following: Topic Since the publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978), his critique of Orientalist knowledge and representations has gradually but deeply affected the way many scholars approach their research subjects in East Asian Studies. Clarify several features that Orientalism as defined by Said shares with Hegel’s historicism and the “stagist theory of history” (Chakrabarty) and discuss the ways in which such scholars as Sakai Naoki, Wang Hui, Dorinne Kondo, Teemu Ruscola, T. Fujitani, and Dipesh Chakrabarty have variously grappled with the possibility and/or impossibility of countering, resisting, or doing away with, the Orientalist and historicist mode of thought. Take two from the six scholars mentioned above and examine their argument in depth. In your view, do the two scholars offer effective way of getting out of the Orientalist and historicist discourse or do they reinforce the structure of thought they set out to question? Effectively quote key phrases and sentences from the texts to make your argument convincing and well-substantiated. Instruction & Points of Assessment ▪ This writing assignment has two parts (total 30%). 1) Submit one-page Essay Draft at the start of your Friday tutorial on Oct 19 (5%) 2) Submit a five-to-six-page Complete Essay at the start of your Friday tutorial on Nov 2 (25%) ▪ Both your Essay Draft (in Friday Tutorial Section) and Complete Essay (in Tuesday Class) must be submitted in hard copy. You are responsible for keeping an extra copy of your own paper. ▪ Papers must be type-written, double-spaced, appearing in 12 points Times New Roman font or its equivalent with 1” margins. Do not exceed the page/word limit. ▪ Essays that do not respond to the given topic or do not follow the specific instructions described above will receive no marks. No resubmission allowed. The assignment does not ask you to conduct additional research. ▪ You need to present your argument logically and clearly, fully demonstrate the precise understanding of the texts you discuss and substantiate your thesis and argument convincingly and with details from the assigned readings. ▪ Observe the Chicago Manual of Style referencing practice and properly cite the passages you quote (i.e. author, title, page number, etc.). Works cited or references should not be counted toward the word limit. ▪ Any ideas or expressions that are not your own must be placed in quotation marks and referenced with page number. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated. See: ▪ You may share notes and discuss your ideas with others for preparation. But the paper you submit must be exclusively written by you alone and in your own words clearly distinguishable from others’. Papers that plagiarize, replicate others, or contain identical or near-identical passages that appear in other papers will not be accepted or credited. ▪ You must proof-read before submission. Sentences that are incomplete or unintelligible will not be read or credited. ▪ Late submission and papers submitted via e-mail will not be accepted or credited unless under extraordinary circumstances. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCPETION! 

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