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There are a number of examples of invasion and/or occupation, and/or colonizing. Choosing two where this is true (China 13th Century, Japan 14th Century, India 13th Century, Americans 14th Century or Pacific Cultures) point out how this reality affected the existing art and the art that was created later. Specifically name the area, the type of contact with another group that occurred, and the ramifications for the art world of that culture. Point out any negatives and/or positives you see that have come from the associations.

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I picked Japan during the 14th Century as an example. As you briefly point out how this reality affected the existing art and the art that was created later, I feel like the interactions from the Mongols (Chinese) allowed elements to permeate Japanese art. One piece, for example, is the "Taima mandala" from the Kamakura period (1185-1333) between the 12th - 14th centuries. Its image is at ...

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Some brief examples of invasion and/or occupation, and/or colonizing in art are justified using references and notes.

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