Answer BOTH questions to the best of your abilities. Your Essays are to be concise and coherent. They should demonstrate a familiarity with the readings, films and lectures, and an ability to analyze and synthesize them in the course of articulating a cogent answer.
1. Congratulations! You have been selected to write an encyclopedia entry on Maoist China. You will be given three sources — Mao Zedong: A Life (penguin 2006) (Mao’s Biography), Mao’s People (two oral interviews), and To Live (movie 1994). Write a one-page proposal outlining how you would use these sources? What are the strengths of each source? Use concrete examples.
2. Democracy is sacred in the US. Was the US a democratizing force in Post-War East Asia? Write a well-organized essay focusing on 20th century history of Japan and Korea. Use concrete examples from sources including “The 1947 Constitution,” “Women Outside” (documentary), and the Cocktail Party (novel)
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