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MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE 356 (POLITICS IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA) (SPRING 2009) [INSTRUCTOR: STANLEY ROSEN] MIDTERM (March 9, 2009 ) If desirable, we can have a review session, perhaps Saturday or Sunday, March 7 or 8. This can be discussed in class. The review session would probably be in VKC 329, but if that room is too small we can have it in our classroom {VKC 101} (all the details will be confirmed in class; alternative dates and times are possible, and we will vote in class on Monday night, March 2). a. READING ASSIGNMENTS A. Philip P. Pan, Out of Mao’s Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China B. Daniel A. Bell, China’s New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society C. Peter Hays Gries and Stanley Rosen, State and Society in 21 st -Century China : Crisis, Contention, and Legitimation , pp. 1-66, 87-104, 123- 192, 216-231. D. Yu Hua, To Live b. CHINESE FEATURE FILMS A. “ To Live ” (1994, Zhang Yimou, director) c. VIDEOS A. “ The Mao Years ” (Sue Williams, director, 114 minutes, PBS, 1994). 2. Please Vote for Me ” (Chen Weijun, director, 58 minutes, PBS, 2007 ) [To be shown on March 2] C. “ The Gate of Heavenly Peace ” (Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon, directors, 190 minutes, Director’s Cut, Film Festival version, 1996) D. “ Interview with Chai Ling and Ambassador James Lilley ” (Charlie Rose show, June 4, 1996) E. Opening train station scene from “ Railway of Hope ” (Ning Ying, director, 2001) { To be shown on March 2, time permitting } 1
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d. HANDOUTS or E-MAILED ARTICLES {Please let me know if I forgot to list anything I gave you or there’s anything here that I didn’t give you} A. Collection of tables and other materials associated with the 1/26/09 lecture on “Changing Youth Attitudes and Behavior and the Rise of Materialism and the Growth of the Middle Class” (Lecture outline and approximately 17 tables) B. Eight pages on “ Please Vote for Me ” (distributed on March 2, 2009 in class) C. Handouts (16 pages, stapled, double-sided) related to the showing of The Gate of Heavenly Peace ” (including principal characters, reviews, critiques, making of film, plus additional information) (distributed on March 2, 2009 in class) D. Five e-mailed handouts on Secretary of State Clinton’s visit to China, from “ The Straits Times ,” “ The Economist ,” “ The Washington Post ,” “Letter from Human Rights Organizations,” “Amnesty International’s Response to Clinton’s Comments” (for 2/23/09 class) E. “ London Times ” article of proof reader’s subversion (2/23/09) F. Four handouts for 2/9/09 class: (1) Migrants out of work; (2) Bird’s Nest Stadium; (3) Premier Wen Jiabao’s speech at Cambridge University; (4) Limits of Online Freedom G. Names of Leaders Who Appear in the Documentary “ The Mao Years H. Three handouts sent for 1/26/09 class: (1) Rumblings of Dissent in China; (2) China Jittery about Osama Amid Signs of Harder Line; (3)
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