Write responses to two of the following questions about topics from the first three weeks of this course. Your responses for each question may vary in length, but the total for both questions should be approximately 500 words:
- How have Cold War politics shaped political developments in East Asia since the end of WWII?
- How does the legacy of Japanese colonialism in East Asia continue to influence international relations in the region?
- What accounts for the different timing and pace of economic growth in Japan, China, and South Korea?
- Assess the impact of China’s rise on Japan’s historical role in the Pacific Rim.
- How has Confucianism served as a unifying cultural force in East Asia?