College Paper Writing Service-Culturаl аnd sосiаl tеndеnсiеs in соntеmроrаry Сhinа
What are the dominant ideas and images of Chinese nationhood that have been propagated on the Chinese mainland in recent years? Are these ideas and images being challenged by alternative narratives from Hong Kong and Taiwan, or are concepts of nationhood that are dominant on the mainland largely unaffected by these alternative narratives?
How has the Chinese government sought to legitimise its power in the years since the death of Mao Zedong? How successful has it been in making itself legitimate in the eyes of the Chinese population and what challenges have been made to its legitimacy?
What do the themes and subthemes of the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n-gMKtR77g) suggest about how the Chinese nation has been imagined in recent times?
Some scholars argue that the elites in the countryside have become detached from ordinary farmers and pursues its own interests without seeking to improve conditions in rural society as a whole. Is this a fair judgment of what has happened in the Chinese countryside in the last few decades? If it is a fair description, how did this situation come about? Where might a new group of rural reformers come from? Could returned migrants from the cities become an important source of leadership in the countryside?
What were the successes and failures of the One Child Family Policy? Is it fair to say that it was a policy that favoured the cities but caused serious disadvantage to rural people, or did it create the prosperity that China now enjoys?
Some scholars argue that the key change that needs to take place in rural China is the opening up of a market in land, enabling farmers to buy and sell land. What would be the consequences of enabling farmers to buy and sell land? Who might oppose the creation of a free market in land and why might they oppose it?