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    East Asia

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    East Asia During the years between 1000 and 1400 the East Asian region saw extensive change and development concerning the nature of the elites that ruled respective countries. In China there was the growth of the examination culture, Japan experienced the emergence of the Samurai, Korea saw the growth of the Yangban, and Vietnam became content with a tribute system to China. Each of the respective countries grew and developed independently and for the most part were able to distance themselves

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    East Asia

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    1750, the Early Modern Period, East Asia had a relatively large, stable empire. Early Chinese and Japanese characteristics, loyalty, obedience, harmony, learning and philosophy, remained the basis of social life, politics, and therefore empire building during the Early Modern Period differing from Europe and their Asian counterparts. Also like early China and Japan, they were, with the exception of trading, very inward and kept to themselves. Loyalty was an evident East Asian trait. It was a pillar

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    Reflection of Modern East Asia

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    From covering Japan’s perilous imperial rule to analyzing Korea’s ambivalent adoption of democratic governance, Modern East Asia explored a broad range of subjects important for one who aspires to understand Asia holistically. Much time was even spent examining China’s horrid history at the hands of foreign meddling, giving insight into a nation feared as the future #1 economic power of the world. Although we covered a broad range of topics, each was given particular attention, never skipping major

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    Idol Culture and East Asia

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    programs on cosmetic surgery, the commercialized nature of ‘Idol culture’ has become crucial in reforming beauty ideals and perceptions of masculinity and femininity amongst mainstream society in East Asia. Due to the drastic popularity of South Korean Idol groups both nationally and throughout East Asia including China, Japan and Taiwan women and men have been increasingly more exposed to sexualized imagery of ‘desirable’ bodies (Epstein and Joo 2012). This has generated an international idealism

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    Imperialism in East Asia

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    Imperialism is an expression associated with the expansion of the Western European powers, and their invasion and occupation of East Asian countries, mainly throughout the18th and 19th Centuries. Imperialism was administered through brute force and trade that permitted the imperial nations of the west to benefit from East Asian states and manipulate their governments without going to the trouble of implementing political and economic control. During the 19th Century, Britain wanted to trade with

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    winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz analyzed the IMF’s policies during the economic downturn in East Asia, in his Globalization and its Discontents, Chapter 4. A single event the collapse of the Thai baht on July 2, 1997 unexpectedly threatened an economic downturn in its neighbors, Asia, and eventually the entire world. The impressive development of East Asian’s economies was decreasing poverty, “The East Asia Miracle”, stumbled as the economic crisis begun with the fall of baht, which affected its neighbors

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    Western Imperialism and Modern East Asia

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    Western imperialism in East Asia caused many tribulations for China, Japan, and Korea but also helped them to become contemporary nations. The East Asian countries were tremendously affected by unequal treaties, extraterritoriality, and above all, technology. Great Britain encroached upon China their greed for open trade with the Chinese empire resulting in the deterioration of the Chinese culture, which led to the emergence of a modernized civilization. Japan was co-subjugated by Russia and the

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    Southeast Asia has been controlled by Imperialistic powers since 1400s. These nations become prized for the various countries natural resources, strategic location, and the new markets to be found. The geographical locations become one of the most important factors that lead to the development of each country separately. As we reach the 19th and 20th century, European, American and Asian imperialism still has its claws deep in Southeast Asia. Imperialists are the ones who decide and shape the

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    eating a Happy Meal, which indeed came with a toy. Not only did it make me happy, but my mom was able to do some work since I was so engaged with the “McDonald’s experience.” In Golden Arches East, James L. Watson investigates how the McDonald’s culture of fast food appeals to people in the cities of East Asia, particularly with how the company connects with American culture. Watson focuses on key concepts when visiting each place, including localization of America in Beijing, food choices, identity

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    Japanese Occupation in South-east Asia

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    Japanese Occupation in South-east Asia Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Background                                                  Pg. 3 Thesis                                                       Pg. 3 Research questions                                             Pg. 3 Rationale                                                  Pg. 3 Methodology                                                  Pg. 4 Chapter 2: Literature Review                                   Pg. 5 Primary

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