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Unformatted text preview: Review IDs for EASC: Chen Shui-bian: a) Chen Shui-bian, from Taiwan, was a member of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party. In the year 2000, he became the first opposition candidate to win the Taiwanese presidency . His election signified the peaceful transition of power from the Nationalists to the DPP. b) From the time that Chiang Kai-Shek and the defeated Nationalists fled mainland China for Taiwan, the island had been ruled by the Nationalist Party. The Nationalists claimed to be the true rulers of all of China, and to maintain this image all the rulers of Taiwan were from the various provinces f the mainland, not from Taiwan. As the years passed, and the economy grew stronger and stronger, people started demanding more freedom and democracy. As a result, free elections began, and the actual Taiwan people were free to choose their own leaders. With this new power, the people elected who they wanted the DPP and Chen Shui-bian. This peaceful power shift shows how well the young Taiwanese democracy is working (two- turnover rule). c) Another major result of Chens election is the Taiwanese relationship with Mainland China. China wants reunification with Taiwan, and the Nationalist government (which always claimed to be the true government of China, also wants to reunify, but under their own terms. The Nationalists, under former President Lee, even had a three-pronged plan for reunification in place. However the DPP is much more Taiwan nationalistic, and they are all for independence from China . This poses a problem not only for China-Taiwan relations, but a possible international disaster if China decides to forcibly reunify. That could result in full-scale war, a war in which the United States might feel compelled to defend Taiwan, and it could lead to another World War. Little in Ogden book, was in a Rosen lecture; he became president of Taiwan from 2000, was member of DPP (first non KMT party that has controlled Taiwan); had assassination attempt that was accused of being staged for sympathay votes; huge protests for him to step down uses independence card to take attention off of him since it was a huge issue; accused of extremely corrupt nature, even from people within his party; Nathans discussion of the family crisis in Japan a) The foundation of Japanese identity is the immediate family, extending back into the ancestral past and even all the way up to the emperor O each level in the vertical hierarchy is a new sense of connection to the ancestral founders of a particular house b) Japanese village (fundamental unit of agrarian society) integration of people applied to entire male family line c) No monotheistic religion, so family was also a wellspring of moral and ethical values d) Beneath the structure of traditional Japanese family lies the concept of ie (word means house or home or family, but connotates more represents a unit of kindship that transcends a contemporary configuration of family members...
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2009 for the course EASC 150g taught by Professor Rosen during the Spring '07 term at USC.
- Spring '07