Skocpol's States and Social Revolution

In 7 pages, the author reports on Theda Skocpol's States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China, and discusses what she perceives to be the question Skocpol is trying to answer, Skocpol's main argument, the theory Skocpol draws, how this answer was reached, the methods used in research, flaws with the argument or theory, and critical comments are given. No additional source cited.

Russian History

This 22- page paper is comprised of four shorter papers dealing with Russia. The first is a 17-page paper that traces the history of Russia from ancient rulers, through the Romanov dynasty, the Decembrist revolution, the revolution of 1905 and the Revolution of 1917. It discusses the Communist period, and the post-Communist period, and touches on economic problems today as well as ethnic conflicts. Bibliography lists 6 sources. The second paper, which is incorporated into the whole, is a 3-page essay describing some of Russia's cultural icons. Bibliography lists 1 source. The third paper, which is incorporated into the whole, is a 3-page essay describing Russian and Soviet geography. Bibliography lists 2 sources. The fourth paper, which is incorporated into the whole, is a 2-page essay describing Russian demographics. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Son of the Revolution

A five page paper which considers life in China under the Maoist regime, as described by Liang Heng in Son of the Revolution. The paper looks at the impact which the Communist Party had on social culture, political thought and family life.

Chen/The Dragon's Village

A 5 page essay that analyzes Yuan-tsung Chen's autobiographical novel The Dragon's Village. The writer contrasts and compares the Communist revolution in China to the changes brought on by industrialization in capitalist countries. No additional sources cited.

China’s Revolution of 1911 and the Path Through the Twentieth Century

A 10 page discussion of the formative events resulting from the Revolution of 1911 which shaped China’s face for the entirety of the Twentieth Century. Identifies Mao’s choice of Communism, and of the U.S.S.R. as an ally as the most instrumental factor in putting China where she is today. Emphasizes that while some of the human injustices which necessitated the revolution of 1911 were resolved, numerous other injustices continue. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

"The Communist Manifesto": Combination Of Political And Economic Themes

5 pages in length. The ways in which The Communist Manifesto combines political themes discussed in the context of the French Revolution with the economic development of the Industrial Revolution are illustrated through the philosophy that was purely Karl Marx, addressing his views on the collapse of several regimes which had previously adopted capitalism, as well as delving deep into his interpretation of important aspects of the concept of capitalism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Communist Manifesto: Its Development and Changes Based on the Revolutions in Europe

This is a 5 page paper discussing the Communist Manifesto from its formation and the influence of the French Revolution to its revision inspired by the European revolutions of 1848, the year it was published. The revised Manifesto emphasized action and interaction and was adopted by the European unions which still are strong symbols today of the equality working classes within the state. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Women in China:

This 5 page paper discusses the role of women in China and how it has changed and evolved, especially since the Cultural Revolution. This paper explains the traditional role of women as well as the current status of women in China. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Role of Women in China and India:

This 5 page paper examines the role of women in both China and India and determines how their role has changed in recent years. Furthermore, this paper discusses the Cultural Revolution in China as a turning point for those women. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Asian Revolution as a Consequence of the Versailles Treaty

A 5 page research paper on how the Versailles conference and the threat of liberal capitalism led to the cultural revolutions in China, Korea and Vietnam. The writer posits that, in effect, these revolutions promoted the containment purpose of the Versailles conference in 1919, much as nationalist fervor continues to promote this purpose in post-1989 fragmented Europe. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Why The Scientific Revolution Was In Europe And Not China

A 4 page paper. If China had living standards that were comparable to those in Europe and if they had offered the world so many innovations, why did the scientific revolution not occur in China as it did in Europe? This is a question that has been debated for decades. This essay discusses the thoughts of a number of experts. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A Critique of “A Woman Soldier's Own Story: The Autobiography of Xie Bingying

A 5 page review of the first English translation of the experiences of one Chinese woman in pre-revolutionary China. The contention is presented that Xie’s experiences serve to dispel the Twentieth Century notion that up until the 1949 revolution China remained to a large degree traditional. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Leon Trotsky’s “Their Morals and Ours”

A 6 page paper which examines the first chapter of Leon Trotsky’s book “Their Morals and Ours.” Trotsky’s work is also compared to Karl Marx’s “The Communist Manifesto” and Edmund Burke’s “The Reflections on the Revolution in France.” Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

Sir Thomas More's 'Utopia' & The Communist State

A 5 page paper analyzing the ways in which Thomas More's idealized society, described in his book Utopia, could be said to be Communist. The paper concludes that the actual aims of Karl Marx and More were different; Marx was calling for a social revolution, and More was calling for a moral one. Bibliography lists three sources including book.

The Women's Suffrage Movement in Historical Perspective

This 3 page paper provides a historical reference for the movement. Changing aspects in the world--the Industrial Revolution, the publication of the Communist Manifesto--are taken into consideration. Bibliography lists 4 sources.