Final Exam History

required book “Schoppa, R. Keith. East Asia: Identities and Change in the Modern World. Pearson”. MAKE SURE YOU READ ALL BOOKS. Please answer

all questions relate to book!! DO NOT USE ANY SOURCES .

Part 1 : Please answer each questions in a few sentences. Your answer should EXPLAIN the term (including such things as dates, reasons,

consequences, etc) and assess its SIGNIFICANCE (i. e. why is it important, how does it relate to other things)?

Part 2: Answer each question at least 2/3 page. Your grade will depend on the coherence of your argument, and how well you support your argument

with specific examples from the readings and lecture.
HST 332
Final Exam Review

Part 1: Identification. You will be asked to identify and explain the significance of 3 of 5 terms selected from the following list. (3×10=30)

Japan’s Twenty-one Demands
Hara Kei
Peace Preservation Law
Kanto Earthquake
Kita Ikki
Xi’an Incident

Vietnamese Nationalist Party
Cao Dai
Ho Chi Minh
March 1st Movement (Korea)

Lu Xun
New Youth magazine
Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek)
Northern Expedition

Ichigo Offensive
Wang Jingwei
Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere
Comfort women

“Reverse Course”
Yoshida Shigeru

The Long March
Hundred Flowers Campaign
The Great Leap Forward
Deng Xiaoping

Democracy Wall (1978-79)
Chai Ling
1989 Democracy Movement

Part 2: Essays. You will write on two essay questions selected from the following list.

1. Some have characterized the period from 1912-1926 as the era of “Taisho democracy”. To what extent was Japan in this period a democracy?

2. What do you think the film, The Goddess, tells us about social and cultural changes in modern urban Shanghai?

3. How did the war affect the society and politics of the countries and colonies of East Asia? Why did civilian populations become such

frequent targets of military violence?

4 .How did the Chinese Communist Party develop from its foundation in 1921 through 1949, and why was it able to defeat the Nationalists?

5The postwar Japanese “miracle” transformed Japan into one of the largest economies in the world. What role did the US occupation and its Cold

War policy play in this transformation? What were the political and economic goals of postwar Japan’s leadership, and how did they work to

achieve them?

6. How did the political campaigns of the 1950s and 60s in China, including most importantly the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution,

affect the lives of Chinese people of various backgrounds? What do you think of Mao Zedong’s role and responsibility?

7. What were the most important political and economic changes under Deng Xiaoping, and what were the long-term consequences?