You are expected to critically think and write an insightful response to the reading (s) assigned for the week. NOTE: it is required two write a response for the given readings, if there are two you write about both if you’re given one you write about one. Directions for writing the reading responses: You must say what is the central argument of the reading. What is noteworthy about the reading(s) and how does it inform you about the topic? What approach does the author take? Is he/she objective or subjective in examining the issue? How does the reading enhance or challenge your understanding of Asia, Asian histories, and cultural practices?