Monthly Archives: April 2012

Was China better off than India?

Today in class we began to discuss whether the Chinese government made the right decision in ignoring and turning down Britain’s request to expand trade between the two nations. While I personally said that China did make the right decision, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

“After Revolutions, Beware of Crocodiles”

That’s the title of a recent piece in the New York Times, about what helps determine whether a revolution will be successful or not.  It was inspired by recent events in Africa, particularly the recent coup in Mali.  I thought … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Confucianism vs. Westernization

It’s hard to understand whether Westernization was beneficial for China or not. The readings talked about Confucian values and how China had been following these values for so long. Suddenly, foreign countries had concluded that the Confucian values were the root … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments