Write (do not quote) 10 verses on a theme for your own chapter of the Analects.
Putin asked Trump about how to govern a country. You come up with 10 verses what Trump would reply. Use dialogues and pronouncements. Follow the format of the Analects. Write a short paragraph at the end explaining how these verses fit together. 500 words.
Check the Analects: http://ctext.org/analects.
1.1. The Master said, If the people be led by laws, and uniformity sought to be given them by punishments, they will try to avoid the punishment, but have no sense of shame. If they be led by virtue, and uniformity sought to be given them by the rules of propriety, they will have the sense of shame, and moreover will become good.
1.2. Meng Wu asked what filial piety was. The Master said, Parents are anxious lest their children should be sick.
1.3. Meng Yi asked what filial piety was. The Master said, It is not being disobedient. Soon after, as Fan Chi was driving him, the Master told him, saying, Meng-sun asked me what filial piety was, and I answered him, not being disobedient.’ Fan Chi said, What did you mean? The Master replied, That parents, when alive, be served according to propriety; that, when dead, they should be buried according to propriety; and that they should be sacrificed to according to propriety.
conclusion: how these verses fit together.
Essays: The essays should have a clear argument supported by evidence from the readings and from lecture. While it is fine to state your personal opinion on these questions, please be sure that you support your opinion with historical evidence. The best answers will have an argument and will be very detailed. The answer should have a beginning, middle and an end. Two pages for each questions
1. How did the role of the emperor change from the wartime period to the post-war period? Why did the United State choose to not officially charge the emperor at the Tokyo War Crimes Trials? In your opinion should he have been charged? Why or why not?
2. Should the United States have dropped the atomic bomb? To answer this question first describe both sides of the debate in the United States surrounding the dropping of the bomb. You should also bring in Hersheys Hiroshima to support your answer.
3. What can we learn about Free China in the waning years of the war from reading Cold Nights? What is Ba Jins perception of the Nationalist government and what clues does he provide to his vision about postwar Chinas future?
(Pa Chin, Cold Nights) (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1978)
4. Describe the changing role of the United States in China from 1941 to 1947. For the post-1945 period, pay special attention to the impact of the war on American relations with the Nationalist and Chinese Communist Parties.