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

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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: 1853-1864, 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. Handout on series of clips, including “ Blind Shaft ”, “Crows & Sparrows”, “Breaking with Old Ideas”, “Farewell my Concubine”, “Troubleshooters ” and “ Morning Sun f. Handout entitled “Never the Twain Shall Meet,” including Emperor Qianlong’s edict to King George and the British Trade Mission in 1793, and comments on China by Senator Beveridge, President Theodore Roosevelt and Kaiser Wilhelm II 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. Clips from “ ”, “ Blind Shaft ”, etc. (compilation, 52 minutes; see “2.e” above) 4. Videos a. “Misunderstanding China” (CBS Reports, 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) 1
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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) h. "The Genius That Was China" (60 minutes, Nova, part 2: Empires in Collision) i. "The Genius That Was China" (60 minutes, Nova, part 3: The Threat from Japan) j. "River Elegy" (32 minutes, Central Chinese Television, China, 1988) k. “Wild Swans” (Filmmakers’ Library, 52 minutes) l.
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