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1.In Kam Louie’s article “Toward a Definition of Chinese Masculinity” what is/are the reason(s) behind the author’s consideration that the concepts of wen (cultural attainment) and wu (martial valor) are better than the concepts yin and yang in defining Chinese masculinity?Try to explain in your own words rather quote directly from the article. Please also use specific examples from other reading materials we have read so far in class to support your argument.
2.In the biography of “Lien Po,” who are the respective representatives of wen and wu and why. If the wen model is generally presented to be superior to the wu model in this biography, is there any example from this same biography that complicates such valorization of wen over wu and why?
3.Both “Prince Tan of Yen” and chapters 36-38 of “The Romance of the Three Kingdoms” focus on the process through which a lord has to demonstrate the sincerity of his “appreciation” to the man of talent in order to secure his loyalty and service. What are the possible similarities and differences between these two stories in terms of showing such sincerity?
4.The Yu Boya story is about the analogy between “knowing the person” and “knowing the music”. Please refer to Eric Henry’s discussion of the story in his article “Recognition Motif” and explore in detail how his reading is problematic and how this analogy between these two acts of “knowing” as demonstrated in the story can be far from perfect.