Cold War in East Asia:Did the Cold War shape and dominate East Asia, or did East Asia shape and dominate the Cold War?
Cold War in East Asia
Unit III Essay The textbook addresses the Cold War in East Asia and the several revolutions there in the middle of the last century as concurrent and closely related events. Wallerstein (2010) states that “throughout this narrative, there is one underlying assumption: that anything important that happened in all those years was initiated either by the United States or by the Soviet Union” (p. 17). He then boldly declares in the next paragraph that “This narrative is, in my view, largely a fantasy” and follows with a reasonable argument why it is.
Write an expository essay that places Asian history in this period firmly in or definitely out of the Cold War narrative. Consider the question:
Did the Cold War shape and dominate East Asia, or did East Asia shape and dominate the Cold War? You are required to use a minimum of two reputable sources, cited and referenced.
Consider the assigned readings for this unit and those of previous units as well. This expository essay requires you to investigate the concept through research in order to develop your evidence-backed argument on the topic. You will need to develop a clear and concise thesis statement in the first paragraph of the essay.
The body of the essay must include the evidential support, and the conclusion should readdress your thesis in support of the evidence. Your essay should be at least two pages in length and be double spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. Use APA style for any in-text citations and corresponding references.