East Asian Societies

East Asian Societies - East Asian Societies February 5th...

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East Asian Societies – February 5 th Examples of midterm questions Essay Question: Two quotes then question The countries of East Asia have varied in the nature of responses to west in last century The impact of the west and the way that Japan reacted was due to the differences in attitude of Japan and China Political Economy of Growth 158 Japan was successful because it avoided becoming a colony Japan’ success has to be understood as its avoidance of becoming a colony and avoided becoming influenced by western civilization Question: Compare and contrast 3 sources from class about problem about people disagreeing about reason Japan succeeded. ID’s Feudalism in Japan Why japan was more successful at modernizing than China What does the nova series tell us about why Japan was more successful Levys analysis to Japanese and Chinese modernization Molders analysis to Japanese and Chinese modernization The main themes of River Ideology Molders concept of incorporation Buruma views of why Japan modernized so rapidly Levy Key concept: feudalism Molder Key concept: incorporation Do not get confused between Levey and Molder Levy Starts off with “Why did industrialization take place rapidly in Japan and slowly in China” 5 hypotheses 1. The diff responses in China and Japan was based on traditional social structures of social societies and not based on any differences by forces from the outside (west)
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Traditional society theorist 2. Non social factures are not relevant to analysis 3. Transition to industrialization in Japan did not upset the system of social control over the members of society as it did in China 4. In Japan there was a group of individuals who are more easily converted than in China. Issue of leadership and adaptation.
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course EASC 150g taught by Professor Rosen during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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East Asian Societies - East Asian Societies February 5th...

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