World War II From East Asia: A Cultural, Social, and Political History By Ebrey, Walthall, and Palais 1. Why did Japan begin to expand into Manchuria (in NE China)? How did China and the international community respond? 2. Explain what happened when Japan invaded China in 1937. 3. Describe the Japanese occupation of China and Korea. 4. How did the international community respond to Japanese expansion into China (beyond Manchuria) and Indochina? 5. How did Japan justify its expansion? 6. Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? What areas did Japan capture within months of the attack on Pearl Harbor? 7. In what way was Japan’s newly acquired empire lacking in “administrative coherence”? 8. How did Japan justify “its disregard for human life” in occupied areas? 9. Discuss the numerous factors that contributed to the weakening of Japan. 10. Why did it take so long for Japan to surrender? 11. What war crimes were committed during World War II? 12. How did the end of World War II change the world order?