PART I: THE NEW REPUBLIC
Write a 4-5 paragraph essay in response to one of the following essay prompts:
- Discuss some of the social, economic, and political challenges facing the Republican government in the 1920s and 1930s
- Describe some of the people, trends, and ideas that made China of the 1920s and 1930s so culturally and intellectually vibrant.
PART II: THE CHINESE CIVIL WAR
Write a 4-5-paragraph essay on ONE of the following topics:
- What were the reasons for the Communist victory in the Chinese Civil War, and how did this lead to the formation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949?
- What were the reasons for the Nationalist defeat in the Chinese Civil War, and how did this lead to the Nationalist government’s retreat to Taiwan in 1949?
total at least 1500 words.