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STUDY GUIDE FOR EASC 150G FINAL [SPRING 2008] {Stanley Rosen} FINAL EXAM: THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2 – 4 p.m., THH 201 A. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FINAL 1 1. Readings a. Michael Breen, The Koreans ( Revised and Updated Edition ) (all) b. James L. Watson, ed., Golden Arches East: McDonald’s in East Asia , Introduction and any three of the five country/territory chapters c. Suzanne Ogden, ed., China, ( Twelfth Edition), p. 47-65, 68-91, 183-216 (the sections on Taiwan and Hong Kong) d. Jeffrey Kingston, Japan in Transformation: 1952-2000 , pp. 1-128 e. Ian Buruma, Inventing Japan: 1853-1864 , pp. 131-177 f. Nosaka Akiyuki, “American Hijiki,” in Howard Hibbett, ed., Contemporary Japanese Literature: An Anthology of Fiction, Film, and Other Writing Since 1945 , pp. 435-468 [ NOTE: “American Hijiki” may still be available for downloading from the following website: http://www.udel.edu/History/figal/hist371/text/orweek5.html ]; it should also be available on reserve. 2. Class Handouts 1. Taiwan: Terms, Names, Events, Data {Note: This handout was seven pages (double-sided, so 14 pp. in all) and included: Election data, terms and facts (p. 1) Chronology of Major Events (pp. 2-3) Survey on Taiwanese/Chinese identity (p. 4) Survey on attitudes toward unification/independence (p. 5) Survey on party identification (p. 6) U.S.-China Common Issues (p. 7) Information on Democratic Progressive Party (p. 8) Information on the Nationalist Party (Kuomintang) (p. 9) Wikipedia on the 2008 Presidential Election (p. 10) “Ma’s Horse Comes In,” ( The Economist , March 29, 2008) (pp. 11-12) “Taiwan Elects Leader who Seeks Closer Mainland Ties” ( New York Times , March 23, 2008) (p. 13) Charts on two referenda in March 2008 election (p. 14)} 2. Background and Current Situation in Hong Kong (one double-sided page), including Terms and Names (p. 1) and What will and won’t change after 1997 (p. 2) 3. “The American Occupation of Japan” (Outline for Rosen lecture) 4. The Japanese Version Study Guide (one double-sided page) 5. Rose of Versailles handout related to the film “ Kamikaze Girls ,” in connection with Professor McKnight’s presentation 6. Blind Shaft ,” handout of double-sided review in connection with visit by Director Li Yang 3. Feature Films a. Kamikaze Girls ” (Japan, 2004) b. Eat, Drink, Man, Woman” (Taiwan, 2004) c. A State of Mind ” (United Kingdom, but about North Korea, 2004) 1
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4. Videos a. ”Tug Of War: The Story of Taiwan” (PBS, 1999) b. “The Pacific Century, Part 5” ( Reinventing Japan ) (PBS, 1992) c. “The Pacific Century, Part 6” ( Inside Japan, Inc .) (PBS, 1992) d. Sixty Minutes ” (Episode on Charles Robert Jenkins, American defector in North Korea who was released with his abducted Japanese wife) (10/23/05) e. Sixty Minutes ” (Episode on Hong Kong 100 days before the “Handover” on July 1, 1997; aborted after three minutes because of technical difficulties, so not required for exam) f. Sixty Minutes ” (Episode entitled “An American in North Korea,” on the last American defector, James Dresnok, still living in North Korea) (1/28/07) g. Sixty Minutes ” (“ Lost in Translation, ” Episode on the teaching of “ The Diary of Anne Frank ” in North Korea) (2/26/04) 5. Lectures a.
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