As the syllabus indicates, you must write a research paper for this course. You should come to discuss your topic with me as soon as possible. This will allow you enough time to secure necessary materials, do the research, and complete the writing on time.
You may write your paper on any topic subject to the following restrictions: (1) The paper MUST deal primarily with China; and (2) The paper must focus on the period （BEFORE A.D. 1368！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！！）.
The paper must be ten (10) pages in length. This does not include the title page and bibliography. It also assumes 12 point size in a recognized font (Times New Roman is one standard). Margins should be 1” all around.
All papers must follow the course style manual “Writing Papers in East Asian Studies.” I expect you to read this manual and conform to all its requirements. History writing generally uses the Chicago Style of documentation (also known as the Notes-Bibliography Style). This is described in the course style manual. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to me about them. There is a link to this document on the Blackboard Learning System. You can also access it through the East Asian Studies Department website (at the following URL):
All papers must have properly formatted footnotes and a bibliography.