More on Korea
on South Asia
April 2, 2013
How did Park Chung Hee stimulate the economic
growth that led to the prosperous Korea we see
What happened in Kwangju in May, 1980?
Why was Chuns coup of 1980 so much more
January 17, 2013
What did the Chosn and Qing governments have in common?
Were the Manchu Chinese?
Which countries were tributary partners of Qing China? (What role did the Rykys
What was the relationship between
January 22, 2012
What role did religion and ritual play in Qing rule?
How was the government of Tokugawa Japan different from the government of Qing
What is a daimyo?
What is bunraku?
Culture and Society
January 24, 2013
What sorts of Europeans can we see in Japan in the 16th century? What about in the 18th
Where did the Portuguese establish outposts in Asia?
Goa, Sri Lanka, Macao, Malaka
Why were the Spanish so successfu
Jan. 31, 2013
What was the greatest military threat to the Qing dynasty in the middle of the 19th
Could the Manchu rulers of Qing China promote nationalism?
What is a treaty port?
Why did the Qing attempt at self-stren
January 29, 2013
The Qing Empire in the 19th Century: Rebellions, Foreign Incursions, and Decline
What was more important in the decline of the Mughal empire in the 18th century, the
power of the British or the internal weaknesses of the Mughal em
Chosn Korea and Qing China
The economy of Chosn Korea
underdeveloped-no large cities to serve as centres of consumption
minimal trade with other countries, and little use of currency within Korea itself.
periodic markets, served by peddlers (no major t
Korea and Taiwan Under Japanese rule
February 28, 2013
What is a zaibatsu?
How does democracy deal with conflicts of interest?
Can you have a democracy without a real possibility of a peaceful transfer of power?
How does fascism deal with confl
Power or authority?
-all gov on planet make use of both and hard to draw diff between the two
Is power same thing as force?
-power often expressed through force but some argue that the use of force is the indicator that
power has failed
-lukes: having the
April 4, 2013
What happened to British India in 1947?
When did the Indian economy begin to take off?
When did India become a democracy?
Has it remained a democracy ever since 1947?
Why has India managed to b
February 5, 2013
Japanese Imperialism and the encounter with Korea
What was the Meiji Restoration?
How was Japan able to begin industrializing so quickly, the first in Asia to do so? (pp.
How did the Meiji government create nationalism i
February 7, 2013
Southeast Asia and Korea Fall Under Colonial Rule
Where was Japans first colony?
What provided the excuse for Japan to fight China in 1894-95?
Who did Japan fight against in 1904-05?What was the reason for that war?
Imperialism, Party Government, and Fascism
Why was Japan better prepared financially to cope with the demands of the modern world
than other nations in Asia were in the 19th century?
Were the majority of the people in Japan nation
Feb. 12, 2013
Southeast Asia: colonialism and nationalism
Which southeast Asian nations did not have the shape they have today until they were
Which country colonized Indonesia?
Which country colonized Burma?
Which country colonized I
March 5, 2013
Was there much nationalism in Korea in 1910? What about in 1919?
Were there any island-wide protests against Japanese rule in Taiwan in the 20th century?
Did Communists play any role in the anti-Japanese movements
From one Korea
to Two Koreas
March 28, 2013
The 2nd Sino-Japanese War
March 7, 2013
Who was Sun Yatsen? Did he have a typical Qing-era education?
What were the Three Peoples Principles?
Who was Yuan Shikai?
What is a warlord?
New Visions of China
China is now defined as a political entity t
Japan after 1945
March 26, 2013
What is the difference between a totalitarian
government and an authoritarian government?
What was the impact on the Chinese economy
of the switch from an import-substitution
China since 1945
March 19, 2013
What role did Gandhi play in Indian nationalism?
What role did Jinnah play in South Asian nationalism?
What role did religion play in Indian nationalism?
What role did religion and language play in nationalism in
Southeast Asia 1900-45: The Rise of Nationalism
March 12, 2013
How is Communism different from Fascism?
Why did the Chinese Nationalist Party and the Chinese Communist Party Split?
How did the growing war with the Japanese influence the images
South Asian Nationalism
March 14, 2013
Who was Sukarno?
Who was Ho Chi Minh?
In which Southeast Asian nation were nationalism and Communism the most closely
In which Southeast Asian country was nationalism the weakest before 1945?
I would argue that because of the wests intereference and their large poulations, Asia took a long
time to industrialize, in comparison to England.
Also, it is a trend in these countries that the indusrial revolution really took hold only when they
-spanish controlled, largely for economic benefit
-priest collected the taxes and sold the crops grown by parishioners 
-Inequality between the Spanish and the locals was not limited to government offices and the
church; it also show
-Aurangzheb had promoted a very hands off economy, but high taxation
-largely an agricultural country, main maker of cotton
-trade with Europe already and growing new world crops
-The fragmentation of Mughal power following the conquest of the
1750-1800 manchus ruling (Qing)
-in 1750 it was a traditional economy with each generation inheriting their jobs and positions
from their parents
Ex. bannermen could not be farmers and lived off stipends from the rents 
-large amount of trade
1) Ebrey writes in our East Asia textbook that China was not an independent country during the
Qing. Keeping that statement in mind, compare the Manchu relationship to China with the
Mughal relationship to India and the Spanish relationship to
4) Generally speaking, what was the relationship between the West and the countries of Asia
before 1800? How did that relationship change in the 19th century? What are the reasons for that
change? Consider both political and economic factors.
How did Maos strategy for developing Chinas economy differ from the strategy adopted by
Nehru in India? Is there a strategy more successful than the ones adopted by Mao and Nehru?
What is that strategy? Name a country in Southeast Asia which has been succ
4). When, and where, did religion emerge as a marker of national (not just ethnic) identity?
Does the emergence of religion as a marker of national identity suggest that religion has changed
in Asia or does it suggest instead that the way religion is perc