EASC-150 Midterm Study Guide

EASC-150 Midterm Study Guide - MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE FALL...

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Unformatted text preview: 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 Japan: 1853-1964, pp. 1-128 2. Class Handouts a. Lecture Sheet: "Modernization in China and Japan: Traditional Society [Levy] vs. World Economy [Moulder] Approaches b. Outline of Mini-Lecture on Reasons for Communist (CCP) Victory over the Nationalists c. Japanese, Korean (and some Chinese) Images in Film and TV d. NYT articles “Japan and China: National Character Writ Large” and “Godzilla vs. the Giant Scissors” (two sides of the same sheet of paper) e. Two pages of terms from the documentary “ The Japanese Version ” f. Handout on the film “ Blind Shaft ” (handed out on October 23) g. Handout for Rosen lecture on “Changing Values of Chinese Youth and the Rise of Materialism and the Middle Class in China” 3. Feature Films a. “ Blind Shaft ” (Li Yang, Director, 2003) 4. Videos a. “Misunderstanding China” (CBS Reports, Irv Drasnin and Charles Kuralt, 1972, 52 minutes) b. “The Simpsons: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo" (FOX, May 16, 1999) c. “The Simpsons: “Goo Goo Gai Pan” (FOX, March 13, 2005) d. “South Park: Chinpoko Mon” (Warner Brothers, November 3, 1999) e. “King of the Hill: Westie Side Story” (FOX, March 2, 1997) f. “Saturday Night Live: Japanese Game Show” (NBC) g. “Japanese, Korean (and some Chinese) Images in Film and TV” (close to 40 film and TV clips) 1 h. Video material shown during the presentation by eight Japanese university students i. "The Genius That Was China" (60 minutes, Nova, part 2: Empires in Collision) j. "The Genius That Was China" (60 minutes, Nova, part 3: The Threat from Japan) k. "River Elegy" (32 minutes, Central Chinese Television, China, 1988) l. “Wild Swans” (Filmmakers’ Library, 52 minutes) m. "China in Revolution, Part I, 1911-1936” (PBS, 1994) [Sue Williams, director] n. “China in Revolution, Part 2, 1936-1949” (PBS, 1994) [Sue Williams, director] o. "The Mao Years Part I, 1949-1960" (PBS, 1994) [Sue Williams, director] p. “The Mao Years Part 2, 1960-1976” (PBS, 1994) [Sue Williams, director]...
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