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IDs_from_discussion_board - #1 There were many different...

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#1- There were many different images and stereotypes of Japanese and Chinese images shown in class. We (Americans) tend to hold these common misperceptions/stereotypical views of what we think about the Asian cultures. - These images were portrayed in class as follows: CHINA o Vilification ("Misunderstanding China”) The Chinese were almost always portrayed as villains and wrongdoers during the 20 th century in comic books and movies. o Lack of Respect American popular culture failed to place the Chinese in roles as leaders or heroes. Ironically, one of the only heroes- Charlie Chan – was played by Americans. o Odd Scholarly Students ("Sixteen Candles") The Chinese are commonly thought of as odd, overachieving, bright students, thus there are many foreign exchange students like the one shown in the movie. JAPAN o Samurai ("Kill Bill" and "Samurai Delicatessen") The Japanese are often mocked and viewed as proud warriors. o Hostile ("Commando Duck" and the "Cadillac Commercial") Many images portray the Japanese as hostile or sneaky warriors. This notion stems from World Was II. o Violent as shown in the twisted Game shows for example in "The Simpsons." o Godzilla Their fascination with Godzilla as proven #2 According to Ogden, during the first decade of the People's Republic, the Soviet experience influenced policymaking in China. The existence of not only the goals but the means as well – the Soviet model – was crucial to the initial success of the Communist initiatives in China. Elderly Chinese today remember the call in the early 1950s to be "Modern and Soviet."
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The Soviet Union's/Russia's and China’s approaches look very different. In the steps towards a market economy in the Soviet Union, privatizing the state sector was not a top priority. Rather, the goal was to improve the performance of the stagnant state sector and encouraging private entrepreneurship was a second-hand by-product of the reforms. When a limited privatization program was accepted, the Soviet model turned out to be a top-down privatization based on a 'formal-legal' approach, the opposite of the Chinese 'pragmatic-entrepreneurial' approach, which allowed a considerable open and public grassroots development of the private sector. In China, the practice of privatizing was followed by official legislative acts while in the Soviet Union, laws typically preceded the emergence of similar movements. While Russia's emphasis was on ad hoc political reforms, China concentrated on economic modernization, maintaining its political system under the leadership of the Communist Party. Thus, in practice, the transition towards new ownership structures and market conditions occurred much faster in China, already under way by the mid-1980s. By the early 1990s, the non-state sector produced half of China’s industrial output. In the Soviet Union, large-scale privatization began only on the eve of the empire's collapse, to be implemented in the Russian Federation.
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