discussion

I’m studying and need help with a Management question to help me learn.

a) #1

When you try to change someone’s mind or get people to buy into an idea (in a personal, social, or academic context), how do you approach the challenge? How do you get people to see things your way, even when their position on an issue might be exactly the opposite of yours? (100 words)

#2

How do you react when you sense that someone is trying to persuade you to agree on an idea or a plan, buy something, or change your perspective on an issue? Do you instinctively resist or start to question the person’s motives? How do you react in retail settings when store employees approach you to strike up a conversation or offer to help? (100 words)

b) As discussed in the text, at different times, scholars have argued that Confucian ideology limited economic growth, while more recently, this same ideology has been used to explain the rapid economic growth of the region. Think about these two contrasting arguments. How can they be reconciled? What about the relationship between other ideologies or belief systems (e.g., Christianity) on economic growth? (200 words)

c) (200 words)

1. How does the physiography of the Huang He River valley differ from that of the valley of the Yangtze?

2. Why is Japan so much more heavily forested than China?

3. Why has Shanghai emerged as the most populous urban area in China?

4. What are the major ways in which Japanese cities differ from those in the United States?

5. Where are the non-Han peoples of China concentrated? Why are they concentrated in these areas?

6. What have been the main consequences of the geographical division of Korea into two states?

7. Historically speaking, how did China and Japan act differently as imperial powers?

8. How have the different countries of East Asia followed different paths to economic development?

9. Where in China would one find the most rapid economic development, and why would one find it there?

10. How does the position of women in Japan compare to the position of women in other wealthy, industrialized countries?

d) Hitler’s rise to power in Germany seems to have been one of the most improbable events of recorded history. How do we account for it? That is, how did the conditions in Germany, Hitler himself, and the actions of the other European nations all combine to put Hitler at the head of one of the most powerful states of all time? How was Hitler able to consolidate and increase his power after 1933? (250 words)

e) Why did the Cold War break out and who is responsible – the US and its running dog lackeys or the USSR and its crime boss cronies? (250 words