Humanities
Oxford University American Stories by Nagai Kafus Paper

Oxford University

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I’m studying for my History class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?

The book will be provided.

Your essay should be 4-5 pages, double-spaced, in 12pt. Times New Roman font, with

standard margins. Excessive or inadequate length will be penalized. You do not need to

refer to all of

Kafū’s

stories, but your paper should engage with AT LEAST two.

You may use any

recognized citation style

with which you are familiar, but all quotations

from the text and any other written sources, such as the textbook, must be acknowledged.

Do not cite lecture material. References to readings beyond those listed on the syllabus

are permitted but not required. Failure to cite correctly will be penalized. Please consult

our course TA, David Harris, if you have citation questions.

The professor is available during office hours and by appointment for questions and

consultations, and will read drafts and discuss in person (not over email).

This assignment is worth 20% of your grade for the course. For full credit, submit your

essay in the designated dropbox (titled “Essay II”) on Canvas by 3 p.m. on Nov. 20. Late

assignments will be marked down 1/3 of a letter grade per day counting from 3:01 p.m.

(i.e., from a B+ to a B for one day late, with zero credit available after two weeks (i.e.,

after 3 p.m. on Dec. 4)). No papers will be accepted by email or in hard copy. Students

who do not turn in a paper by 5 p.m. on the final day of instruction will not pass the

course, regardless of the quality of their other work.

Rubric for evaluation of papers:

A range

: Paper ventures beyond what has been said in lecture to produce a subtle

and effective argument. Prose is clear and readable. (Please note: your papers will

be evaluated for both content and style.)

B range

: Paper makes effective use of material presented in lecture, but may not

venture beyond what has been said by the professor in constructing an argument.

Prose may contain some errors of style and grammar, but is on the whole

comprehensible.

C range

: Paper does not effectively address the question, and may contain

inaccurate or irrelevant statements. Poor writing may interfere with the

transmission of the argument. Paper may be inadequate in length and contain

clear evidence of failure to proofread for style, grammar, spelling and other

writing errors.

D range

: Paper lacks an argument and/or evidence of effort on the part of the

student. Writing is thoroughly sloppy and length is inadequate.

F range

: Paper is unacceptable for submission as a college-level history

assignment. Students who receive an F on a paper they have turned in are likely to

fail the course.

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Final Answer

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Running head: THE AMERICAN STORIES

The American Stories
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THE AMERICAN STORIES
The American Stories
The American Stories by Nagai Kafu is an excellent depiction of several factors in

contemporary society that affect different aspects of the society, not just in the US and Japan but
other nations around the globe as well. The book is primarily based on the author's sojourn from
his home country, Japan, to New York City and Washington State. The different characters in the
book, which involve individuals from different nationalities, such as Chinese and Japan, play a
crucial role in presenting the distinct variables that determine the concept of social status.
Spending close to four years in the US provided Kafu with a relatively new understanding of
crucial societal features that determine status in both Japan and the US. This paper considers the
factor of education in both nations and how the author represents it through the narrative and its
characters to function in determining status in the two distinct societies. It also explores how the
characters experience and anticipate the impact of migration to the US from Japan on their social
status in their home countries.
Kafu explores the factor of education at a more sophisticated level compared to other
crucial elements of social status. Kafu presents this concept by focusing on the vibrant college
campuses that the people close to him attended. Most of the author's vignettes in the American
college campuses primarily included specific encounters with either the Chinese or Japanese
immigrants who present different conceptions on education as a determining factor of social
status. Kafu views education as an integral factor in social status not only in the US but in Japan
as well.
This is demonstrated in the story "Atop the Hill" in this story, Kafu illustrates the story of
a young Japanese man who values the importance of education even in a forei...

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