The Human Record Sources Of Global History Andrea & Overfield

Record Sources Of Global History

Papers should be four to six printed pages in length (double-spaced, with normal margins and font size). Your essay should be based on the course readings mentioned in the question. Do not merely give me vague generalizations about the various issues. You should draw evidence directly from the documents to support your argument. When you give me a direct quote, or even when you refer to a text, you need to include a reference—either a footnote, or you can use brackets and a page number at the end of the sentence. [Orwell, p. 36] Since all material is drawn from either Orwell or the Andrea/Overfield book, you do not need to bother including a title or a complete citation. A bibliography is also not necessary.

 

As European power and influence in Asia grew in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Asian statesmen and intellectuals found that, perhaps for the first time, they had to think seriously about the relationship of their ancient civilizations to the Western powers. Look at the documents from the various Chinese, Indian, and Japanese figures in Andrea/Overfield on pages 295-297, 216-218, 304-307, 221-224. Do these men regard European civilization as superior to their own traditional societies? Do they feel that their countries should imitate the West in any way? Are they afraid of the West, or do they admire it (or both)? What do they seem to think the proper relationship between their nation and the European powers should be? Why do the writers of these four documents differ on so many of these questions? What was different about the situation in each case that might have caused the writer to have a different outlook on relations with the West?

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