Choose one topic from the list, and write a research paper. The course I take is about Late Industrialization and Social Change.
• 10-12 pages, double spaced, 1-inch margin,12 point font.
• Draw on the class readings, lectures, and your own research. (I will upload class readings later)
• The paper should be organized.The paper should have a strong and clear thesis/argument in the introduction, then follows by the body paragraphs supporting your thesis with strong evidences and your critical observations, and ends with a conclusion.
• Remember to cite every source you use.
• Be original.
You should bringing specific cases (countries) in the following questions/topics:
Compare Korean bureaucracy with that of Japan in terms of embedded autonomy
The role of tradition in economic development( China, Korea or Japan)
Compare Korean bureaucracy with that of Japan
What does the concept of middle-mass society by Murakami say about class as a social unit for analysis?
What differences does the different degree of the sense of backwardness make in terms of economic strategies and the role of the state? (Korea vs. Japan; Korea vs. China, etc)
Analyze the role of tradition in industrialization by taking an example (Japan, Korea, China, etc.)?
What is the content of ironies of lateness? (bringing back traditions out of sense of urgency)
How does bureaucracy affect social change? (e.g., German case)
How did the state mold Japanese society? ( refer to Sheldon Garon)
What is the relationship between late industrialization and nationalism?
Different international environments and late industrialization
(The professor wants to see how you ended up with your question as an important criterion for evaluation.)