Essay Topic Proposal
Name: Sangrur Student ID
Please leave this page blank for the Instructor’s Comments:
|The Topic is broad. Please narrow it down to a specific field._______________________________________________________|
|Please note that Asia 200 focuses on China before 1949. Topics on contemporary China (since 1949) are not accepted.|
|The topic is every similar to one of the essays submitted in the previous semesters. Please avoid plagiarism.|
|The essay needs a clear statement. Statement should not be in a form of question. It is the main conclusion of the essay.|
|Please write the references and in-text citations in APA format.|
|Please make an appointment with the staffs at WLC at least one week before essay submission day for them to check your essay draft and keep the exchange emails as proof.|
|Documents in languages other than English must be reduced to only one.|
|Since there are many hardcopy documents, please remember to photocopy any citations you are going to use in your essay.|
|You need at least 5 to 7 academic sources, such as books and journal articles (our textbook NOT included).|
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Essay Title: __Foot Binding _____________________________
(My presentation topic is Buddhism ___________________________________________________. These two topics are different. Buddhism is the religious topic however foot binding is social practise in China .
My Statement (Argument): The depressed stage of women in early China. The inequality between gender in early China
Essay Outline: In this Essay I will cast light the cultural practise of Foot binding in China. How this practise become social, status symbol. And the reasons behind its popularity. Moreover, the sacrifice of women, they had physical challenges throughout life and psychological as well. How this practise was banned in China.
1, Berger, E., Yang, L., & Ye, W. (2019). Foot binding in a Ming dynasty cemetery near Xi’an, China.
2, Cummings, S. R., Xu Ling, & Stone, K. (1997). Consequences of foot binding among older women in Beijing, China. American Journal of Public Health, 87(10), 1677–1679. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.87.10.1677
3, Foot-Binding in China. (1880). The British Medical Journal, 1(1001), 372.
4, Bossen, L., & Gates, H. (2017). Bound Feet, Young Hands : Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China. Stanford University Press.
5, Shepherd, J. R. (2018). Footbinding As Fashion : Ethnicity, Labor, and Status in Traditional China: Vol. First edition. University of Washington Press.
Instructor comment and assignment must done as instructor wants.
1. The topic falls well into our course focus. However, it still needs to be narrowed down to a specific period of time/dynasty. 2. The paper needs a clear statement or conclusion/argument, which should be put at the introduction part of the essay. Usually, the statement is not just a fact, but the opinions and discovery after the research. It cannot be in a form of a question. Please revise the introduction part and include the statement. 3. Five up-to-date academic documents are requested in the references. Please search the keywords of your topic in our library database for academic documents, such as peer review academic journal articles or research monographs. If you cannot tell which one is academic, just use the one with references list, bibliography list at the end of the paper, and the footnotes or endnotes with in-text citations. Please include at least 3 documents published between 2019 to 2021. 4. Please follow the APA format to write the references and in-text citations.
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