EASC_Midterm_Study_Guide - Jaclyn Kapilow October 25, 2005...

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October 25, 2005 Why does this matter? Why do we care? Why is USC making us take this class? Because China is a rising World power gaining rapid control of economics making their growth important to the US. As a business major, I am going to be dealing with China or Japan in some way or another in my lifetime. I need to understand history and the way their cultures have progressed over time. With respect from the Chinese, I will be able to further my relations and business growth. 2 sources per id, 3 sources per essay EASC 150g—Midterm Study Guide Key Terms 1. Differences between the Chinese and Japanese images or stereotypes that were shown in the TV episodes in class From the Simpson’s episode, the J apanese culture is shown to accept the humiliation or struggle of others as an acceptable form of entertainment, based on the game show the Simpson’s participate in on the show. This makes the Japanese culture seem insensitive to social ethics. Also from the Simpson’s episode and the south park episode, the Japanese are viewed as very simple-minded people. In the Simpson’s, the crowd is easily entertained by the game show despite the nature of it, and the seizure-robots cartoon on TV, show that the Japanese population are easily entertained by anything flashy or popular. In the south park episode, the Japanese fad “chinpoko mon” shows that the typical Japanese character is a follower rather than leader since once the product becomes popular or mainstream, everyone is determined to buy one in order to be cool or to fit in with everyone else around them. The Japanese are shown as Anti-American and Imperialistic in the south park episode because throughout the whole episode, the main goal of the Japanese government officials is to control the US and take over. In King of the Hill, Hank only thinks that there are two types of Asians, Chinese and Japanese. When his neighbor tells him that he is Laotian and Hank is unable to realize that there are more ethnicities within the Asian Race 2. The Soviet Model and the Maoist Model of Development (from Ogden) Soviet Model-Favored capital intensive industrialization. The CCP followed this model in the beginning Maoist model- Mao Zedong proposed a Chinese model of development known as the “Maoist Model,” which took account at China’s low level of development, poverty, and large population. The Great Leap Forward was his model of development (agriculture to steel production). It was a scheme to rapidly accelerate the pace of industrialization (resulted in a horrible famine). The Maoist model of “continuous revolution” was a rejection of the Soviet model of development. 1
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