Lesson 1 (all about asia)

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Lesson 1 (all about asia)

  1. 1. WHY STUDY Asia?<br />
  2. 2. NOPPOLUAIT<br />POPULATION<br />
  3. 3. Population<br />More than 6 billion people live in Asia<br />Site of early human settlement<br />Location of the oldest neolithic cities<br />Cradle of the oldest civilizations<br />
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  7. 7. LIREINGO<br />RELIGION<br />
  8. 8. Islam<br />Christianity<br /> Shinto<br />Buddhism <br />Taoism Hinduism<br />Judaism<br />Confucianism<br />RELIGION<br />
  9. 9. ACCITRERTUEH<br />ARCHITECTURE<br />
  10. 10. Asia boasts of great architectures like...<br />
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  16. 16. URNRETC TVEENS<br />CURRENT EVENTS<br />
  17. 17. Many current concerns taking place in Asia<br /> It is in the forefront of significant global events<br />
  18. 18. DUNESNRDTINGA<br />UNDERSTANDING<br />
  19. 19. Gain deeper understanding of the nature of Asian societies<br />Understand themes that highlight particular experiences of Asians<br />
  20. 20. EB AMFLIRIA<br />BE FAMILIAR<br />
  21. 21. Be familiar with the history of our neighboring Asian countries<br />
  22. 22. REDIP<br />PRIDE<br />
  23. 23. Be proud of our Asian heritage<br />
  24. 24. WKONNIG<br />KNOWING<br />
  25. 25. Studying ASIA<br />Origin and the two existing perspectives on Asia<br />
  26. 26. Activity no. 2<br />Group yourselves into six<br />Discuss your own take on the idea of Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu linking Europe with progress and Asia with backwardness.<br />Choose a representative who will share to the class the things you and your group have discussed.<br />
  27. 27. The Origin of the Word “Asia”<br />Greeks originally used the term not to refer to the continent we know today but to a small region near Europe.<br />In the epic Iliad written by Homer, Asia is referred to as the continent that prevents eastward journeys of Aegean seamen<br />
  28. 28. The Origin of the Word “Asia”<br />Came from Aegean, the language of the Greek population and the islands near them before 1600 B.C.E.<br />
  29. 29. The Origin of the Word “Asia”<br />“Place of the rising sun”<br />“dawn”<br />“the east”<br />ASIA<br />ASU<br />
  30. 30. The Origin of the Word “Asia”<br />The word “Asia” was not present in any of the native languages of Asia<br />Ashiya (Chinese) and Ajiya (Japanese)  direct translations of the Aegean word<br />Italian missionary Matteo Ricci  China  first appeared in 17th Century Chinese literature<br />
  31. 31. The Origin of the Word “Asia”<br />Europeans  West; Asia  East<br />By-product of the Eurocentric viewpoint<br />Europe = center<br />Main reason why the naming of places has always been relative to them<br />
  32. 32. to whom is it meaningful?<br />
  33. 33. Asian-centric point of view<br />The role of Asians in molding the history and culture of Asia as an important geographical and cultural region is given more emphasis<br />Asian Perspective<br />Asian in nature<br />Rightful importance<br />
  34. 34. Distorted image<br />Europe = weaponry, scientific instruments, Christian symbols<br />Asia = garments, camels, monkeys<br />Ziaudin Sardar: Orientalism<br />Europeans used their own standards, making Asian civilization seem inferior<br />
  35. 35. more similarities<br />than differences<br />Unity in diversity<br />

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