Short Essays (50% each): Your essays should be based on historical evidence drawn from the
course material (including lectures, readings, film clips, and images). The total length of the two
essays (double-spaced, font size 12)must not exceed 6 pages
1. Please explain the dynamics between Chinese government and popular nationalism in the
post-tiananmen era. Use examples from the course material to illustrate your points. (Hint:
lectures, Osnos, and Zheng)
2. You are chatting with a friend, Ferris Wheel, over coffee at Jazzman’s. Your friend says,
China is an authoritarian state. The party-state exercises absolute control over society and does
not allow any expressions of public opinion Do you agree with this comment? Or do you see a
hore complex and nuanced picture when it comes to the relationship between the Chinese
government and the Cinese public? Please use examples to illustrate your points.(Hint: lectures,
Osnos, and Shapiro)
Readings: (Osnos, 125)
Lectures/Discussions: (Fan, 3/2)
Paper due Friday, November 9, noon.
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