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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Kissinger compares the unification to which European treaty in 1648?

2. In what year B.C. did the Chinese unification take place?

3. What was the name of the Emperor's half-brother?

4. Thirty years later, French political economist _____ expanded on Jean-Baptiste Du Halde's work.

5. The Manchu Heartland is located in ____ China.

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss China's long experience with naval expeditions and exploits.

2. The Chinese are very involved in strategy. Examine the Chinese use of strategy and the types of games in which it is employed.

3. How did China perceive Europe? What was Britain's goal?

4. What was Kissinger's opening explanation of his time in China?

5. How did the Japanese culture compare and contrast to the Chinese culture?

6. Who was Wei Yuan? When did he live? What was his major work? What did the work contain?

7. How does Kissinger explain the Nian Rebellion?

8. Who would be put in charge of the new system that would replace Qing?

9. The culmination of Chinese warring was two and a half centuries of turmoil. To what does Kissinger compare this era?

10. How does the existence and myth of the Yellow Emperor relate to the history of Confucius?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How might world order have changed if Japan and China had formed into one super power? How might the world order have changed if the United States, Russia, and China were able to remain a triumvirate? What is the current relationship between China and Japan? Which is currently the strongest country? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

The United Nations was formed to work as an intermediary between countries and to create a body through which these countries could communicate and, hopefully, cooperate on global issues. Write an essay on the United Nations, its role in Sino and United States negotiations and how it has changed since its inception.

Essay Topic 3

Confucius was a little-realized prophet, poet, and philosopher during his time. Posthumously, Confucius' words would help to form a nation that would become one of the world's superpowers. Discuss Confucius. What was his role in the Chinese government? How was Confucius' work viewed during his life? Why did it take generations for Confucius' work to become revered? How is it viewed today?

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