The Rape of Nanking
1. What was the ideology that fueled the atrocities?
Iris Chang begins the book by attempting to explain the ideology that was behind the acts of the
Japanese against the Chinese. During the war, the Japanes
Confucianism- Confucius was from the Shandong province. It was the basis of Chinese
culture, esp in the Qing govt. Civil service exams of the Ming and the Qing are based on
the philosophy. By end of Qing, it was rejected as a cultural ideology during atte
Some of Us
1. What was the inspiration behind the collection and compilation of the
Three of them had a chance meeting in April 1998 and through the course of
the evening, they discussed topics such as the state of aff
March 27, 2008
Part II of China in Revolution: Fighting for the Future, 1936-1949
1. Identify and explain the significance of the following names and terms
The Second United Front-It lasted from 1937-1945 and was the coming tog
The Rape of Nanking; Six Weeks of Terror That Changed a
By Shawna McCallister
ASH 4404/ Modern China
Dr. Hong Zhang
Chang, Iris, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War
II, Penguin Books, New York, 1998.
Timperley, H.J., Japanese Te
A. Thesis- How the events before, during, and after the Opium war
between Great Britain and China affected Sino-Western relations.
B. Intro of evidence- Lin Zexus letter, Treaty of Nanking,
C. Work of previous histo
The Opium War of 1839-1942 between China and Great Britain was one of many
encounters between these two nations. These encounters helped the Chinese society
formulate its opinions of western civilizations, both p
A Daughter of Han
1. What is the role of spirits in the book?
Spirits are seen in many aspects of life, they are responsible for both good things
in life and bad things. For example, in the wedding chapter, many pre
"Lin Zexu, Letter of Moral Admonition to Queen Victoria", Reprinted from China's Response to
the West: A Documentary Survey, 1839-1923 by Ssu-yu Teng and John K Fairbank, Harvard University
Press pp 24-27. 1954.
"The Treaty of
Has the cold war truly ended or has it just morphed into a new era? I think the
answer to this is that in some ways, the Cold War that weve been studying has ended,
while in other ways the conflict has transformed a