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In this Unit, we learned about theater and performance practices from China, Japan and Korea .  Although these practices still exist today, they originated in the past and it is easy to imagine this part of the world in a "romantic" way that keeps it locked in the past and keeps it locked in our perspective as US Americans.  This is why I wanted us to watch  David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly - which engages with Puccini's Madame Butterfly.

Discussion Prompt (Due September 21 by 11:59pm): Part 1: Why do you think it is important to learn about Orientalism when we are learning about performance practices from Asia?  Part 2: Could you relate to either Song Liling or Rene's positions/identities?  (Why or why not?).  Part 3: What other parts of the world do you think we romanticize, demonize or stereotype?  

write as much as detailed to answer question part 123



video references

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzAdZDK4XKA 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc3dWwbctw4 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1IyUPMXwS0 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXJTLXL5FBA 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd73OiEhnfk 

Orientalism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZST6qnRR1mY 

 https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/media-and-interactives/media/opera/madam-butterfly/ 

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