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MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE FALL 2010 EAST ASIAN SOCIETIES 150g INSTRUCTOR: STANLEY ROSEN – TEACHING ASSISTANTS: QINGHUA LI, LINDSEY RAMON, JESSICA EGYUD, YUKO KONNO, AND CAROLYN LEE PLANNED DATE OF THE MIDTERM [TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010] {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. Zhiqun Zhu, ed., China, Thirteenth Edition , pp. 4-46, 95-185 f. Peter Hessler, Country Driving: A Journey through China from Farm to Factory (all) 2. Class Handouts and/or Blackboard Postings a. Lecture Sheet: "Modernization in China and Japan: Traditional Society [Levy] vs. World Economy [Moulder] Approaches b. Outline of Lecture on Reasons for Communist (CCP) Victory over the Nationalists c. Japanese and Korean Images in Film and TV d. Images of China in Film and TV e. Homepage for “ China Blue f. Homepage for “ Gate of Heavenly Peace g. Homepage for “ Please Vote for Me h. Homepage for Young and Restless in China i. Names of Chinese Leaders Who Appear in the Documentary “ The Mao Years j. “Contradictions in Youth Attitudes and the Rise of Materialism and the Middle Class in China” (Outline of Rosen lecture) k. “China’s Long 19 th Century” l. “China’s ‘United Front’ Goes to Europe” m. Five Newspapers articles on Liu Xiaobo, winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize 3. Videos a. Misunderstanding China ” (CBS Reports, Irv Drasnin and 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. King of the Hill: Westie Side Story ” (FOX, March 2, 1997) e. Saturday Night Live: Japanese Game Show ” (NBC) f. “Images of China in Film and TV” (around 54’40”) g. “Japanese and Korean Images in Film and TV” (Over 20 film and TV clips) h. " The Genius That Was China " (60 minutes, Nova, part 2: Empires in Collision) 1
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i. " The Genius That Was China " (60 minutes, Nova, part 3: The Threat from Japan) j. China Blue ” (Bullfrog Films, 88 minutes) k. Wild Swans ” (Filmmakers’ Library, 56 minutes) l. " The Mao Years Part I, 1949-1960" (PBS, 1994) [Sue Williams, director] m. The Mao Years Part 2, 1960-1976” (PBS, 1994) [Sue Williams, director] n. " The Gate of Heavenly Peace " (Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon, directors, 190 minutes, USA, 1996) [Shown over two periods, October 6 and 8] o. Young and Restless in China
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