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EAS 345H Summer 2010 Test _1 Questions

EAS 345H Summer 2010 Test _1 Questions - Mao’s ‘united...

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University of Toronto Department of East Asian Studies EAS 345Y/F Summer, 2010 The Rise of Greater China Mr. Falkenheim Sample Questions, For May 20 test preparation guidance purposes. There is no guarantee that any of these questions will appear, but the format and style of test will correspond to what follows below. Questions will draw on Jacques, Chapers Part I: Identify and discuss the significance of ____of the following questions: Allow 5-7 minutes per question. (You will have some choice, perhaps 5 out of 8 or 6 out of 9) 1. Tribute System 2. ‘5 Principles of Peaceful Co-existence’ 3. Moscow Conference 4. ‘New Security Concept’ 5. PKI 6. ARF 7. Treaty of Nanking 8. McCartney Mission Part II: Answer____ of the following, allowing approximately 20 minutes per answer. (Note: You will have some choice, perhaps 2-3 out of 4-5) 1. Garver’s discussion of China as the “epicenter of the world revolution” describes Mao’s efforts to build an “anti-imperialist united front.” To what extent was
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Unformatted text preview: Mao’s ‘united front’ strategy of the late 1950s and 1960s a function of ideology? To what extent did it reflect China’s perceptions of a threatening environment? 2. Martin Jacques (“When China Rules the World”) in his introductory chapter specifies four key themes or ways in which China is distinctive in its rise to global pre-eminence. Identify and discuss two of these differences. What evidence does Jacques present in describing these differences? How important are these differences in your view. 3. Shirk (‘China: Fragile Superpower”) argues that while China is seeking to project an image itself as a ‘responsible great power,’ its behavior isn’t always consistent with this image of benign moderation. Analyze two of the following areas of China’s diplomatic involvement and comment on the extent to which the label of ‘responsible great power’ fits. (1) South China Sea Claims; (2). 6-Party talks; (3.) Sino Indian Relations....
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