2 Discussion Questions


2 questions: each answer should be 200 words minimum each. Due Feb 8th, 2015 at 4pm eastern time. Thanks.



"Intrusions in Asia; Opera and Society and a Dilemma" Please respond to  the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:



Describe the key motives involved in the increased presence of Westerners in India, China, and Japan in the 1700s and 1800s. Identify the key factors that led to Britain's successful imposition of its presence and trade policies on China, despite communications like those from Emperor Ch'ien-lung (i.e., Qianlong) and Commissioner Lin Zexu (i.e., Lin Tse-hsu). Argue for or against the British policies regarding China in the 1800s, using analogies from our own modern times.



Intrusions in Asia

Chapter 29 (pp. 974-979), intrusions into Asia; Chapter 29 (pp. 980-984), Japanese woodblock prints

Opium Wars and the Opening of China

at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/20428167

Opium Wars with visuals at http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/opium_wars_01/ow1_essay01.html

Key documents from China at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1793qianlong.asp and http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~phalsall/texts/com-lin.html





"Growing Cities" Please respond to the following:

Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:

Examine the main reasons why people are attracted to urban areas in the developing world, and select the key issues that make this rural to urban migration such a difficult problem for governments to deal with.

Please be sure to do outside research on one developing country and use that country as an illustrative example. Please be sure to properly cite the sources used in-text and at the end of your response. 

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