Traditional China
Final Exam
 
 
Part I: Quiz Questions
25x1=25 points

A selection of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true/false questions based on the material that was covered in the readings and discussed in class after the Midterm Exam.
Part II: Identify the Significance
5x5=25 points

Identify and state the significance of 5 out of 7 topics, all of which were prominently presented in the readings and discussed in class after the Midterm Exam.
Part III: Essay Questions
2x25=50 points

Write an essay on two of the following three questions:
 
1. Throughout its history, China has had a complex relationship with the various ethnic groups on its borders. Drawing on specific examples from the course, discuss the impact that these so-called “barbarians” have had on Chinese civilization.
 
2. Discuss the evolution of the civil service examination system from the Han dynasty to its final form in the Qing. What impact did the examination system have on the development of Chinese civilization.
 
3. Discuss China’s economic development from the Song to the Qing. Since China’s economy was more developed than Europe’s for most of this period, why did China fail to have its own “industrial revolution” — and what were the consequences of falling so far behind the West?