Fall 2018 Final Paper Topics
Your End-of-Term Writing Assignment is an opportunity to provide a more extended commentary than what was written through your 1st and 2nd paper. You may choose to develop ideas based on your 1st response paper OR 2nd response paper.
For your final paper, you will write a 6-page essay (double-spaced, Times New Roman font 12) and address the following questions: In your view, what are the key preconditions of China’s rise as the second largest economy in the world? Would they be rapid urbanization? post-Mao market reforms? or the so-called “China Dream” under the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s leadership? Please give one example as to the most intriguing aspect(s) behind China’s success story as well as the most urgent lesson(s) that China should learn from its own post-Mao experience in the future. If you choose to use your 1st response paper as a template, please focus on the issues of social classes and find the link between social classes and the questions mentioned above. If you choose to use your 2nd response paper as a template, please then focus on the themes of contemporary Chinese art and find the link between contemporary Chinese artists’ works and the questions mentioned above.