Documents about Wild Swans

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    EASC-150 Midterm Study Guide

    USC, EASC 150g

    Excerpt: ... MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE FALL 2007 EAST ASIAN SOCIETIES 150g INSTRUCTOR: STANLEY ROSEN TEACHING ASSISTANTS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER): JOHN DePERCZEL, MARY LAGDAMEO, MIN RUI (RITA), SEUNG HA LIM, LAURA STAHLE (LAURIE), AND TRONG TA (SHAWN) PLANNED DATE OF THE MIDTERM [OCTOBER 25, 2007] {PLEASE BRING BLUE BOOKS OF EITHER SIZE TO THE EXAM; WE WILL COLLECT YOUR BLUEBOOKS AND GIVE YOU OUR STAMPED BLUEBOOKS} A. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MIDTERM 1. Readings a. Marion Levy, "Contrasting Factors in the Modernization of China and Japan," in Simon Smith Kuznets, Economic Growth: Brazil, India, Japan, pp. 496-536. b. Frances V. Moulder, "Comparing Japan and China: Some Theoretical and Methodological Issues," in Alvin D. Coox and Hilary Conroy, China and Japan: The Search for Balance Since World War I, pp. 85-111. c. Jung Chang, Wild Swans (all) d. Sheridan Prasso, The Asian Mystique {Concentrate on the material on China, Japan and Korea} e. Suzanne Ogden, ed., China, Twelfth Edition, pp. 4-45, 92-182 f. Ian Buruma, Inventing Japa ...

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    EASC.150g.MIDTERM.StudyGuide.Spring.07

    USC, EASC 150g

    Excerpt: ... MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE SPRING 2007 EAST ASIAN SOCIETIES 150g INSTRUCTOR: STANLEY ROSEN TEACHING ASSISTANTS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER): JOHN DePERCZEL, MARY LAGDAMEO, SEUNG HA LIM, DANNY NAGASHIMA, MIN RUI (RITA), and JEANINE YUTANI PLANNED DATE OF THE MIDTERM [MARCH 8, 2007] {PLEASE BRING BLUE BOOKS OF EITHER SIZE TO THE EXAM; WE WILL COLLECT YOUR BLUEBOOKS AND GIVE YOU OUR STAMPED BLUEBOOKS} A. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MIDTERM 1. Readings a. Marion Levy, "Contrasting Factors in the Modernization of China and Japan," in Simon Smith Kuznets, Economic Growth: Brazil, India, Japan, pp. 496-536. b. Frances V. Moulder, "Comparing Japan and China: Some Theoretical and Methodological Issues," in Alvin D. Coox and Hilary Conroy, China and Japan: The Search for Balance Since World War I, pp. 85-111. c. Jung Chang, Wild Swans (all) d. Sheridan Prasso, The Asian Mystique {Concentrate on the material on China, Japan and Korea} e. Suzanne Ogden, ed., China, Eleventh Edition, pp. 1-44, 100-192 f. Ian Buruma, Inventing Japan: 1853 ...

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    take-home2006

    Oregon State, HST 106

    Excerpt: ... Second mid-term Take-home exam World History 106 Fall 2006 (In case there are changes, I shall announce them on blackboard or in class) This exam covers the movies Gandhi and Wild Swans , and information in your textbook and sourcebook related to the two movies. Regarding topics and materials which we discuss after the first mid-term but are not covered in this mid-term, they will be parts of the final exam. I. Materials To prepare for the second mid-term, you need to analyze the following categories of information: -movie Gandhi -movie Wild Swans -lecture notes related to Indias Independence, the Chinese revolutions and the Chinese Communist regime -Textbook: chapters 28 and 32 (pages related to China and India) -Sourcebook: Indian Home Rule, Reports on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan, and Strategic Problems of Chinas Revolutionary War -if you like, you can also reread The Communist Manifesto (or go over lecture notes on the topic). II Fo ...

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    EAS Feb 12

    USC, EASC 150g

    Excerpt: ... Wild Swans Mao Cultural Revolution changed China upside down Revolution in Mao's name Status was very important in China people of higher status gained more benefits ...

  • 3 Pages

    EASC2

    USC, EASC 150g

    Excerpt: ... Notes for 9/27/05 Political messages were sent all the time, even through plays Foot binding was very popular but they urged people to stop.they tried to destroy our family order, religion system How do you explain the victory of the communists over the nationalists in china? Compare wild swans with the documentary. Wild swans ch.4 Pg. 80 author talks about her global area where there was a good amount of goodwill for the nationalist party. It turned to bitterness when the Japanese took over. - The emphasis is on the personal corruption of the officials in the Nationalist army. - Mom was negative towards the nationalists. - Her new book called Mao, is a complete attack on Mao. She blamed a lot of what happened on Mao. - In the book she says 321 and 323, she says Mao won because Jon Kai Sheck didn't understand people well. Mao didn't want to take any chances of anybody having a bad view of the communists. She says that Mao one because of his personality and Sheck lost because of his. - Mao would required h ...

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    Reading Response 3

    USC, EASC 150g

    Excerpt: ... Hamza Nakhoda Laurie Stahle EASC 150g March 12, 2008 Reading Response 3 Jung Chang, the author of Wild Swans , in her book tells the tale of three Chinese women from three different generations. If I didn't know better I would think that this book is fictional or has been overly exaggerated for the readers. My first impression of the book was that it could easily be adapted for a screenplay because of the events and experiences that could not possibly be part of a normal woman's life. Jung Chang clearly focuses on the fact that she and her family were greatly handicapped because her parents were high Communist party officials. During the power struggle within the Communist party her parents were arrested, tortured and went through a lot of problems. However, I feel that the disadvantages of being part of a former political family were equally matched to the advantages. The fact that her parents were powerful resulted in her and her siblings being better educated and having more opportunities in life. Consid ...

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    Red Guards--Kaitlyn Capper Group 9-950am

    USC, EASC 150g

    Excerpt: ... al campaign? Can you explain briefly why they were purged by Mao? Who was picked by Mao as his successor in the Cultural Revolution? What roles did this successor in the Cultural Revolution? What happened to him at last? Who was Zhou Enlai? What roles did he play in the Cultural Revolution? After his death, what historical event happened in the spring of 1976? Who was the Gang of Four? Who was the leader of this gang? What roles did this gang play in the late years of the Cultural Revolution? SARAH2. Please summarize how Jung Chang and her siblings' life were greatly affected since her parents were purged in the Cultural Revolution? For example, Education/Examination Employment Marriage/Love Human relationship RACHEL 3. Please describe the educational situation in the Cultural Revolution based on Wild Swan: the situation of intellectuals the situation of young students the relationship between students and teachers Examination System: According to Wild Swans , if one wanted to enter a uni ...

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    EASC

    USC, EASC 150g

    Excerpt: ... ith the modernization of japan She cricizes levys arguments that it was the merchant class that was able and willing to adapt to industry -she also cricitzes that it was feudalism in J that led to economic growth -she makes the argument that "if levy was correct that the merchant class was correct in his assumption that the Japanese merchant class was more willing and able than the Chinese to invest then under what conditions would these facts be relevant to 19 th century Japanese development" If they were confronted as china was would the various wars influence the western powers The traditional society theorist need to address the arguments of the world economy theorists -moulder say whatever levy's group doesn't represent her group You cant compare traditional china with early modern era, but you can compare J and C together, and then compare them to their era's, you can get an accurate one. Wild swans movie: China cut off from outside world - Brittan 1978, scholarship to study - About three women, ...

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    yeats

    Academy of Design Chicago, HISTORY 0009

    Excerpt: ... ntrary forces at work in history, and about the conflict between the modern world and the ancient world. The poem may not have the thematic relevance of Yeats's best work, and may not be a poem with which many people can personally identify; but the aesthetic experience of its passionate language is powerful enough to ensure its value and its importance in Yeats's work as a whole. "The Wild Swans at Coole" Summary With the trees "in their autumn beauty," the speaker walks down the dry woodland paths to the water, which mirrors the still October twilight of the sky. Upon the water float "nine-and-fifty swans." The speaker says that nineteen years have passed since he first came to the water and counted the swans; that first time, before he had "well finished," he saw the swans mount up into the sky and scatter, "whelling in great broken rings / Upon their clamorous wings." The speaker says that his heart is sore, for after nineteen autumns of watching and being cheered by the swans, he finds that everything i ...

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    1-29-09

    USC, EASC 150G

    Excerpt: ... ed to Chinese government policy? Identification (2 out of 6): great leap forward, the rise of china, how would the author of wild swans explain communist over , p.o.v. of the documentaries, marriage in Japan according to Prasso Identification: Japanese food culture and how it is changed (3/10 presentation by Japanese students), united front between nationalist and communist, the failure of student movement, cultural revolution in wild swans , Chinese conservative middle class Essay question: it is September 1976, and mao Zedongjust died, you are a renowned china scholar and asked you to write obituary, emphasize his thought, his contributions to china, his failings, his role in the Chinese political process, discuss how your obituary would be different if he died in like 1945? Why does the wild swan author focus on her ancestor? Identify some difficulties faced by women in 20th century china, patriarchy in women, patriarchy transformed under communism? The documentary how could Tiananmen ...

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    Wild Swans

    USC, EASL 100G

    Excerpt: ... SYNOPSIS The Wild Swans is an autobiographical account of the author, her mother and her grandmother in relation to the men in their lives, particularly her father. Book begins with a historical view of Jungs grandmother and how her father, who displayed little to no affection towards her, used her as a pawn to advance in society through marriage. Her happiness in this marriage was neither a priority nor a concern. The beginning years of Jungs mothers life demonstrate the tribulations and lies Jung grandmother, and most Asian women, had to go through to protect and keep her daughter. Jungs mother proved to be more rebellious in nature, as well as less tied down by the constraints of her society and actually able to follow her own path. However, while she had more liberty, the constraint of the Communist party was still very much present. Towards, Jungs adolescent years, her parents activities had them outcaste as traitors and shaped her broken and dispersed family life and her own beliefs as sh ...

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    wildswans

    USC, EASC 150g

    Excerpt: ... le child was desired to carry on the family name. Women were viewed as property and were married off to whoever would raise the status of the family giving away the bride. "China in Revolution" stresses the importance of foot-binding, a painful procedure in which women's feet were broken to keep them small and pleasurable to men, as a way to distinguish the value of a woman. Similarly, the novel Wild Swans showcases that before marriage "the first thing the bride-groom's family did was to examine her feet" (Chang, 34). In Wild Swans , Jung's grandmother was in constant pain due to her bound feet. Also, the excruciating pain of foot-binding ensured that women were kept under check and couldn't escape a bad marriage. Additionally, Jung's grandmother was a concubine for numerous years and was a virtual prisoner, which showcases how women were viewed as property, whose only purpose was to please men. Hence, this showcases how women were objectified and viewed as property in traditional China. When the Chinese ...

  • 18 Pages

    East Asian Societies

    USC, EASC 150g

    Excerpt: ... to figure out who should lead, no talk about communist party o national nihilism: negation of china's past Wild Swans : her parents were officials in China and she saw the only time when officials had a hard time: cultural revolution She was privileged: able to go to college Her father was able to get a jeep while her mother had to walk Child of a high official was given more food, privileges mid-term: talk about cultural revolution, great leap forward and talk about the different sources Wild Swans and Documentary 1/29/2008 2:13:00 PM why does the author of wild swans focus on her matrilineal ancestors? ID some of the particular difficulties faced by women in 20 th century china? What do such incidents (loose women being beaten) tell us about patriarchy and the revolution, women and the people's republic of china? Discuss the ways patriarchy is or isn't transformed by communism 1949- founding of people's repub of china. Did women's lives change after 1949? IDs from documentary: united front (1 st un ...

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    Wild Swans

    USC, EASC 150g

    Excerpt: ... Wild Swans -from the Overthrow of the Qing Dynasty to the Chinese Civil War Sarah Aratani The Chinese women's life in the late Qing Dynasty and the early 20th Century Marriage (Grandmother's Marriage with the Big Warlord, Grandfather) Foot-binding (Grandmother's Suffering) Concubine (Grandmother's Life as a Concubine) Marriage (Grandmother's Marriage with the Big Warlord, Grandfather) In Wild Swans , a sedan chair draped with heavy, bright red embroidered silk and satin appear in front of the grandmother's house. In front of the grandmother, came a procession carrying banners, plaques, and silk lanterns painted with images of a golden phoenix, the grandest symbol for a woman. Traditional Chinese Wedding Ceremony In Wild Swans , the grandmother's wedding ceremony took place in the evening, as was the tradition, with red lanterns glowing in the dusk. Making a lot of noise was considered essential for a good wedding, as keeping quiet would have been seen as suggesting that there was so ...

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    Midterm Study Guide

    USC, EASL 100G

    Excerpt: ... By mid-May, a counter-movement was underway. All those who had spoken their minds were now made into the targets of an "Anti-Rightist Struggle", in which Deng Xiaoping, then Secretary-General of the Party, took on an active role. f. In 1978, it was estimated that some 450,000 people had been labeled as rightists. Many were imprisoned, and many others were banished to the border areas g. By 1980, over 97% of them had been rehabilitated, and the Party had admitted that it had miscalculated the situation and had expanded the struggle beyond acceptable limits. 24. Discuss the role(s) of the three women in Wild Swans a. Traditional Chinese view of women i. A woman without talent is a woman of virtue ii. Loyal iii. Quiet iv. Female slavery v. Footbinding vi. 3 obediences: father then husband then son (after husband dies) vii. 4 virtues: chastity, courteousness, grace, ability to beautify the home viii. Honored if they committed suicide after husband dies b. Addresses traditional views (Grandmother was concubine, ...

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    Hundred Flowers-- Jeffrey Fields

    USC, EASC 150g

    Excerpt: ... remier Zhu Rongji, then working in the State Planning Commission, was purged in 1958. Most of the accused were intellectuals. The penalties included informal criticism, "re-education through labour" and in some cases execution. One main target was the independent legal system. Legal professionals were transferred to other jobs; judicial power was exercised instead by political cadres and the police. The second part of the campaign followed the Lushan Meeting of July 2 Aug 16, 1959. The meeting condemned General Peng Dehuai, who had criticised the Great Leap Forward. Relation to Wild Swans : Mao wants to reassert his standing because he feels he is being threatened. Mao persecutes writers and artists, many of whom are wrongfully accused. The newspaper delays printing Mao's article Jung's teachers are persecuted and her parents have difficulty in explaining to Jung what is happening. Examples: Wu Han a professor is purged for advocating birth control Mother opposed to Mao's purging tactics Mao's entourage afra ...

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    EASC-150 Notes (FA 2007)

    USC, EASC 150g

    Excerpt: ... British Navy, Russian Army, French manufacturing, hybrid govt return to empirialism of sorts readoption of Shintoism & Emperor (direct descendent of sun goddess) Wild Swans documentary Late 1950s Mao set ,steel quotas for every individual tried to make China a world-class industrial power, but w/o investing in modern steel industry, instead people were ordered to locate scrap iron and cook steel themselves farmers were ordered out of the fields to cook steel great famine from 1959-1961, approx. 30 million died June 1966, Mao began publishing posters and propaganda w/ his photo, plastering this everywhere. teenagers joined Red Guard everyone told they were Maos babies, popular pressure to be involved in activity goal was to take power from communist party all for himself, Red Guard were his minions Cultural revolution: all books were burned ("the more you read, the stupider you get"), teachers were beaten at Maos behest labeled "blacks" (opposite of red?) party officials were made to be ene ...

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    11.15 EXAM INFO

    Oregon State, HST 106

    Excerpt: ... Wild Swans : Three daughters of china Wild swans The political conditions of the first half of the 20th century o Revolution in 1911 o Ruled by warlords o GMD was created o No long term stable authority o Grandmother given away to a powerful man Went back to Manchuria Culture: corruption and aggression o Women treated as objects o Foot binding o Women had no China and japan declared war in 1937 but already occupied Manchuria where the grandmother lived Womens status o Focus on grandma Chinese youths admiration for the CCP o Focused on gender equality o Food Mother The peoples republic of china 1949 o Numerous campaigns o The most disastrous campaign n 1950s The great leap forward 1958 Majority became integrated Mao nationalized all forms of property Mao did not want to be pushed aside o Launched cultural revolution 1966 Used the youth in the red guard The most important campaign in the 1960s and 70s Father Wang Yu o Tension between ...