2 Short Essays should be based on historical evidence drawn from the course material ( readings).
1) Explain the dynamics between Chinese government and popular nationalism in the post- Tienanmen era. Use examples from the course material to illustrate your points. ( Hint: Os nos and Zhang readings)
2) You are chatting with a friend, Ferris Wheel, over a coffee at Starbucks. 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 more complex and nuanced picture when it comes to the relationship between the Chinese government and the Chinese public? Please use examples to illustrate points. (Hint: Os nos and Shapiro)