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Sunday, May 22

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    Length: 1.5-2.5 pages (450-750 words, Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced, 1" margins).
    Writing: Cite your sources using MLA format.
    Analysis: DiscussIf relevant, discuss the point
    1. 20th Century Mandate: Which leader could most claim it: Chiang, Mao, or Deng?
    Discuss the peasants and workers under the ROC (use your ROC documentary notes), under Mao (use Ebrey and "To Live"), and under Deng (use "The Two Chinas" in Tank Man, or scenes from The People's Republic of Capitalism on our Youtube channel), and address this question: Under which Chinese ruler over the last century was life best for farmers and workers?
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Thursday, May 19

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    4. Human Rights and Western Hypocrisy:
    Internet censorship, corruption, unrepresentative government, unfair economic practices, religious intolerance: the West commonly criticizes China for all of these. Research China's response and evaluate the validity of its defenses. OR Turn the focus on the USA currently, and evaluate its own record on these issues from the Chinese point of view. Is the US open to charges of hypocrisy and hidden agendas when it criticizes China?
    Good reads to start with: Forbes.com http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/salon/greenwald/~3/-4hUYMiBqRc/manning
    5. Confucianism and China's future.
    We've seen Confucianism almost disappear more than once in China's history, only to resurface and rise decades or centuries later. What are the chances it will rise again in the People's Republic?
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    Discuss the peasants and workers under the ROC (use your ROC documentary notes), under Mao (use Ebrey and "To Live"), and under Deng (use "The Two Chinas" in Tank Man, or scenes from The People's Republic of Capitalism on our Youtube channel), and address this question: Under which Chinese ruler over the last century was life best for farmers and workers?
    2. Unfair Trade Practices in China:
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    the West. (To find other sources addressing this article, search Google using
    link:http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2010/07/02/immelt-on-china-they-wont-let-us-win/

    3. Should China introduce democracy soon?
    Search your Google Reader for "Ai Weiwei", "dissidents," and "crackdown." Address this question: Is China's current crackdown on dissidents -- the harshest since Tiananmen Square in '89 -- justified? Or should the CCP introduce democratic reforms and loosen its grip on power? (This question is especially interesting, as usual, when we look at the state of democracy in the West, from the quality of its politics to the quality of its culture and society.)
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    We've seen Confucianism almost disappear more than once in China's history, only to resurface and rise decades or centuries later. What are the chances it will rise again in the People's Republic?
    Search China Digital Times for "Confucianism" in your Google Reader (or else, in Google: site:http://chinadigitaltimes.net Confucianism) and report on the state of Confucianism in China today.
    UPDATE: a good Washington Post article to start. Find four other sources easily by searching google for link:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/14/AR2010051405391.html?wprss=rss_world/asia&sid=ST2010051405407
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Tuesday, May 17

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    HOC PRC Tiananmen Financial Times article.pdf
    --Want a translation? Go to your Google Reader, and search China Beat for "Little Rabbit".
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    review day. BY REVIEW DAY, a short research project for you on one of these questions (and feel free to propose your own).
    Wave 5 Research.Mini-Research Paper.
    This is
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    of your readings.readings on one of the questions below. Don't overwork
    Points: 60
    Category: Test
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    Analysis: Discuss the point of view of each source, not just its ideas. The Wall Street Journal is obviously pro-US business and anti-communist. The China Study Group is pro-socialist and anti-capitalist. Knowing the bias of your sources helps you discuss them with more nuance.
    1. 20th Century Mandate: Which leader could most claim it: Chiang, Mao, or Deng?
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    (use your videoROC documentary notes), under
    2. Unfair Trade Practices in China:
    Read GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt's complaints about China's unfair business practices in the Wall Street Journal. Find other sources of Western corporate leaders complaining about doing business with China (one easy way is to follow the links in the Immelt article). Address the validity of these complaints from the point of view of the West and of China -- and include China's memory of the last 200 years' relations with the West.
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    HOC PRC Tiananmen Financial Times article.pdf
    --Want a translation? Go to your Google Reader, and search China Beat for "Little Rabbit".
    We have two classes left, then a review day. BY REVIEW DAY, a short research project for you on one of these questions (and feel free to propose your own).
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    We have two classes left, then a review day. BY REVIEW DAY, a short research project for you on one of these questions (and feel free to propose your own).
    Wave 5 Research.
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    class. It is meant to be a brief "survey of the field," sharing the results of your readings. Don't overwork this. In essence, you're reading a few sources and discussing what you've learned as you explored. You do want to give your own reactions to the issues, but they don't have to argue black/white positions. Modern China is very grey and slippery for all of us.
    Points: 60
    Category: Test
    Sources: Minimum of 5. Sources must be evaluated for authority, accuracy, audience, bias, currency, and design (A3BCD). Your Google Reader RSS feeds (subscriptions) are reliable. You may also use Ebrey as one of your sources.
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    Writing: Cite your sources using MLA format.
    Analysis: Discuss the point of view of each source, not just its ideas. The Wall Street Journal is obviously pro-US business and anti-communist. The China Study Group is pro-socialist and anti-capitalist. Knowing the bias of your sources helps you discuss them with more nuance.
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    or Deng?
    Discuss the peasants and workers under the ROC (use your video notes), under Mao (use Ebrey and "To Live"), and under Deng (use "The Two Chinas" in Tank Man, or scenes from The People's Republic of Capitalism on our Youtube channel), and address this question: Under which Chinese ruler over the last century was life best for farmers and workers?
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    in China:
    Read GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt's complaints about China's unfair business practices in the Wall Street Journal. Find other sources of Western corporate leaders complaining about doing business with China (one easy way is to follow the links in the Immelt article). Address the validity of these complaints from the point of view of the West and of China -- and include China's memory of the last 200 years' relations with the West.
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    democracy soon?
    Search your Google Reader for "Ai Weiwei", "dissidents," and "crackdown." Address this question: Is China's current crackdown on dissidents -- the harshest since Tiananmen Square in '89 -- justified? Or should the CCP introduce democratic reforms and loosen its grip on power? (This question is especially interesting, as usual, when we look at the state of democracy in the West, from the quality of its politics to the quality of its culture and society.)
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    Western Hypocrisy:
    Internet censorship, corruption, unrepresentative government, unfair economic practices, religious intolerance: the West commonly criticizes China for all of these. Research China's response and evaluate the validity of its defenses. OR Turn the focus on the USA currently, and evaluate its own record on these issues from the Chinese point of view. Is the US open to charges of hypocrisy and hidden agendas when it criticizes China?
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    China's future.
    We've seen Confucianism almost disappear more than once in China's history, only to resurface and rise decades or centuries later. What are the chances it will rise again in the People's Republic?
    Search China Digital Times for "Confucianism" in your Google Reader (or else, in Google: site:http://chinadigitaltimes.net Confucianism) and report on the state of Confucianism in China today.
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    --Want a translation? Go to your Google Reader, and search China Beat for "Little Rabbit".
    We have two classes left, then a review day. BY REVIEW DAY, a short research project for you on one of these questions (and feel free to propose your own).
    Sources:Wave 5 Research.
    This is due the morning of exam review day for your class. It
    Points: 60
    Category: Test
    Sources:
    Minimum of
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    evaluated for reliabilityauthority, accuracy, audience, bias, currency, and quality.design (A3BCD). Your Google
    Length: 1.5-2.5 pages (450-750 words, Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced, 1" margins).
    Writing: Cite your sources using MLA format.
    Analysis: Discuss the point of view of each source, not just its ideas. The Wall Street Journal is obviously pro-US business and anti-communist. The China Study Group is pro-socialist and anti-capitalist. Knowing the bias of your sources helps you discuss them with more nuance.

    1. Was Mao right to wage20th Century Mandate: Which leader could most claim it: Chiang, Mao, or Deng?
    Discuss
    the Cultural Revolution?
    Watch
    peasants and workers under the ROC (use your video notes), under Mao (use Ebrey and "To Live"), and under Deng (use "The Two
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    Republic of Capitalism,Capitalism on our Youtube channel), and address this question: Was Mao right about Deng and the "capitalist-roaders"? Did Deng's reforms betray the ideals ofUnder which Chinese ruler over the Communist Revolution, and betray the working class in whose name itlast century was fought? Base your answers on the standard of living in China todaylife best for the farmers and the workers. workers?
    2. Unfair Trade Practices in China:
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    unfair business practices.practices in the Wall Street Journal. Find other
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    introduce democracy in China soon?
    Search your Google Reader for "Ai Weiwei", "dissidents," and "crackdown." Address this question: Is China's current crackdown on dissidents -- the harshest since Tiananmen Square in '89 -- justified? Or should the CCP introduce democratic reforms and loosen its grip on power? (This question is especially interesting, as usual, when we look at the state of democracy in the West, from the quality of its politics to the quality of its culture and society.)
    4. Human Rights and Western Hypocrisy:
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    --Want a translation? Go to your Google Reader, and search China Beat for "Little Rabbit".
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    of these questions:questions (and feel free to propose your own).
    Sources: Minimum of 5. Sources must be evaluated for reliability and quality. Your Google Reader RSS feeds (subscriptions) are reliable. You may also use Ebrey as one of your sources.
    Length: 1.5-2.5 pages (450-750 words, Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced, 1" margins).
    Writing:

    1. WatchWas Mao right to wage the Cultural Revolution?
    Watch
    "The Two
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    workers.
    2. ReadUnfair Trade Practices in China:
    Read
    GE CEO
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    West.
    3. SearchShould China introduce democracy in China soon?
    Search
    your Google
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    on power? (This question is especially interesting, as usual, when we look at the state of democracy in the West, from the quality of its politics to the quality of its culture and society.)
    4. InternetHuman Rights and Western Hypocrisy:
    Internet
    censorship, corruption,
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    criticizes China?
    5. Confucianism and China's future.
    We've seen Confucianism almost disappear more than once in China's history, only to resurface and rise decades or centuries later. What are the chances it will rise again in the People's Republic?
    Search China Digital Times for "Confucianism" in your Google Reader (or else, in Google: site:http://chinadigitaltimes.net Confucianism) and report on the state of Confucianism in China today.

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    --Want a translation? Go to your Google Reader, and search China Beat for "Little Rabbit".
    We have two classes left, then a review day. BY REVIEW DAY, a short research project for you on one of these questions:
    1. Watch "The Two Chinas" in Tank Man, or scenes from The People's Republic of Capitalism, and address this question: Was Mao right about Deng and the "capitalist-roaders"? Did Deng's reforms betray the ideals of the Communist Revolution, and betray the working class in whose name it was fought? Base your answers on the standard of living in China today for the farmers and the workers.
    2. Read GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt's complaints about China's unfair business practices. Find other sources of Western corporate leaders complaining about doing business with China (one easy way is to follow the links in the Immelt article). Address the validity of these complaints from the point of view of the West and of China -- and include China's memory of the last 200 years' relations with the West.
    3. Search your Google Reader for "Ai Weiwei", "dissidents," and "crackdown." Address this question: Is China's current crackdown on dissidents -- the harshest since Tiananmen Square in '89 -- justified? Or should the CCP introduce democratic reforms and loosen its grip on power?
    4. Internet censorship, corruption, unrepresentative government, unfair economic practices, religious intolerance: the West commonly criticizes China for all of these. Research China's response and evaluate the validity of its defenses. OR Turn the focus on the USA currently, and evaluate its own record on these issues from the Chinese point of view. Is the US open to charges of hypocrisy and hidden agendas when it criticizes China?

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