Review Guide LAS250: China Section 1. People’s Republic of China important dates (1949, 1978) 2. What political orientation do the Chinese view themselves as following (i.e., not Communist) ? 3. Be able to describe the basic socio-economic and political characteristics of Chinese society during the reform and opening up era? 4. What is reform and opening up ( gaige kaifang )? 5. Who is the current leader of China? What Chinese leader is associated with the reform and opening up policies? 6. What is socialism with Chinese characteristics ? 7. Be able to describe the types of changes Chinese society has undergone during the reform period (political, economic, social, technological, etc.) and how these changes have shaped Chinese cinema during the same period. 8. Be able to discuss some of the effects of commercialization on Chinese culture and how new era Chinese directors deal with this/these theme (s) (Wang Xiaoshuai, Zhou Xiaowen, Feng
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People's Republic of China, Chinese society, Review Guide LAS250, China important dates, new era Chinese