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Ongoing Research Projects, 16th Wave (Prospective Graduates of 2014), Working Topics


February 11th 2010. In order to work efficiently, if (1) you look enough into the matter to find out that you really want to write on the topic you chose, (2) try find relevant sources (websites, books, articles), and (3) in the latter are books, figure out how to access them (are they accessible online ? does a library you may be able to access have them ? or do you need to purchase them ? A book you order from abroad may take weeks, if not months, to arrive. And this is the time you may save if you order a book prior to the summer vacation.

February 11th 2010. The following criteria have to be fulfilled in order to earn a 'pass' mark : (1) a reference list, (2) a table of contents, and (3) a sample chapter have to be submitted. It is understood that all materials, until the submission of the final paper, are subject to change.

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Student Working Title Student's Log Teacher's Log Number
of Entries
Date of
Last Entry

SJY The Assimilation Policy of Imperial Japan SJY's Log Teacher's Log 1 '13 Oct 29
SSH The Influence of China on the Development of Early Global Trade, and the Role of Silver SSH's Log Teacher's Log 3 completed
LSI History of Water-Power in Korea, in Comparison with China and Europe LSI's Log Teacher's Log 3 completed
KSH History of the Niger Delta Conflict KSH's Log Teacher's Log 5 '14 Feb. 13
CYJ From Colonial Historiography to the Historiography of the Colonial Era : 19th Century Ireland and India CYJ's Log Teacher's Log abandoned
LCH The Role of the Bicycle in Women's Liberation in Korea LCH's Log Teacher's Log 1 abandoned
LSH The Creation of "Historic" Tradition in the Republic of Korea LSH's Log Teacher's Log
LSH Diplomatic Relations of Korea, 1876-1905 LSH's Log Teacher's Log abandoned
LHJ The Coverage of the Vietnam War in People's Daily, 1965-1976 LHJ' Log Teacher's Log 3 completed
LHJ Comparative Social History of Women in China and Korea LHJ' Log Teacher's Log 3 abandoned
KNR Ethnic Composition as a Factor in the Development of Dragon Economies : Singapore and the ROK KNR's Log Teacher's Log 3 '13 July 2
KNR Stages of the Neolithic Revolution KNR' Log Teacher's Log 3 abandoned
KHR The Treatment of Dictators in 20th Century History Books : Republic of Korea KHR' Log Teacher's Log
KHR Life of Upper-Class Women Reflected in 19th Century Literature KHR' Log Teacher's Log 3 abandoned
LEJ Transfer of Knowledge and Skills between the World of Islam and South Asia LEJ' Log Teacher's Log 4 completed
LEJ Coverage of Non-European Areas by the Europische Mercurius, a 17th/18th century Dutch Newspaper LEJ' Log Teacher's Log 1 abandoned