Part I: Quiz Questions
selection of quiz-style questions (multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, etc.) based on the material that was covered in the readings and
discussed in class after the Midterm Exam.
Part II: Identify the Significance
Identify and state the significance of 5 out of 7 topics, all of which were prominently
in the readings and discussed in class after the Midterm Exam.
Part III: Essay Questions
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
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?