Posted on December 24th 2012



Outstanding Papers of Spring 2010 :

Overall Best Paper :

13th waver Kang, Jun-suk, Iranian Historiography : Various Perspectives on Defining Moments in the Modern History of Iran

13th waver Kang, Jun-suk wrote this term paper in his senior year; he took Mr. Ganse's class for 6 semesters in a row.
The WHKMLA country index page on Iran provided him with a host of links to sources on the history of the country, but primary sources on the historiography of Iran he had to find for himself. Kang, Jun-suk differentiated three lines of Iranian historiography : a pro-Shah line, a Tudeh Party line and an Islamist line. His analysis is impressive.


Best Paper of a Student New to Mr. Ganse's History Class :

13th waver Kim, Ji Yang, The National Historiography of Ethiopia

Kim, Ji Yang wrote this paper while taking Mr. Ganse's history class for the 2nd semester in a row.
The WHKMLA country index page on Ethiopia provided him with a host of links to sources on the history of the country, but primary sources on the historiography of Ethiopia, such as school textbooks on history, she had to find for herself. Accessing academic libraries in Seoul, she wrote a comprehensive and persuasive analysis.


Further Outstanding Papers (in alphabetical order, by author) :

13th waver Choi, Sang Hyun, National Historiography : Heroes and Villains in the History of Indonesia

Choi, Sang Hyun wrote this paper while taking Mr. Ganse's history class for the 2nd semester in a row. The WHKMLA country index pages on Indonesia, Dutch East Indies, V.O.C., Srivijaya etc. provided her with a host of links to sources on the history of the country. A paper which covers a long period of time, divided into eras, and which introduces a large number of historical personalities.

13th waver Kim, Jae Woo, National Historiography : Heroes and Villains in the History of Taiwan

Kim, Jae Woo wrote this paper while taking Mr. Ganse's history class for the 2nd semester in a row.
The WHKMLA country index page on Taiwan provided him with a host of links to sources on the history of the country, but primary sources on the historiography of Taiwan, such as school textbooks on history, he had to find for himself. He used to live in Taiwan and used his contacts on the island to obtain a Taiwanese high school history textbook. He can read Chinese.


13th waver Lee, Dahyeon, National Historiography: Heroes and Villains in the History of the Republic of India

Lee, Dahyeon wrote this paper while taking Mr. Ganse's history class for the 2nd semester in a row.
The WHKMLA country index pages on India, British India, E.I.C. India, Marathas etc. provided him with a host of links to sources on the history of the country, but primary sources on the historiography of India, such as school textbooks on history, he had to find for himself. He found such sources in English language. A solid analysis.


14th waver Lee, Jaehyun, The Coverage of Nature and the Environment in Modern European History Textbooks with a Focus on the Industrial Revolution and Colonialism

Lee, Jaehyun wrote this paper while taking Mr. Ganse's history class for the 3rd semester in a row.
Students were given primary sources; the students' task was to come up with a set of criteria of judging the quality of the primary sources when looked at from a specific perspective. This paper shows a successful methodical approach.


15th waver Myeong, Do Hyeong, Travelling in the Middle Ages : Cinematic Portrayal and Historic Reality

Myeong, Do Hyeong wrote this paper while taking Mr. Ganse's history class as a freshman in her first semester at KMLA. Her primary sources are historical movies; she placed medieval travelling as portrayed in those movies in a historical context by using secondary sources of her own choosing.

14th waver You, In Sun, The Coverage of Work and Professions in European History Textbooks

You, In Sun wrote this paper while taking Mr. Ganse's history class for the 3rd semester in a row.
Students were given primary sources; the students' task was to come up with a set of criteria of judging the quality of the primary sources when looked at from a specific perspective. This paper shows a successful methodical approach.


Further Posted Papers (in alphabetical order, by author) :

15th waver Cho, Naan, The Cinematic Portrayal of Scottish Hero William Wallace in 'Braveheart', "William Wallace' and 'A Scottish History' Cho, Naan wrote this paper while attending Mr. Ganse's history class in her first semester at KMLA. She had grown up in Scotland, which made it easier for her to familiarize herself with Scottish history.

13th waver Cho, Yeon Ju, Taboos and Sensitive Issues in the History of Modern China Cho, Yeon Ju, in her 4th semester in Mr. Ganse's class, wrote this paper based on English language primary sources given to her by her teacher. The WHKMLA country index page on P.R. China provided her with a host of links to sources on the history of the country

15th waver Jeon, Hyeong Mi, Analysis of Ethnological Encyclopedias, based on the Example of the Ladrone islands (Marianas) Jeon, Hyeong Mi wrote this paper during her first semester in Mr. Ganse's history class, based on primary sources given to her by her teacher.

13th waver Kim, Sun Hoo, Namecalling Used by the People's Republic of China in its Modern National Historiography Kim, Sun Hoo wrote this research paper in his senior year. He took Mr. Ganse's class for 3 semesters. The WHKMLA country index page on P.R. China provided him with a host of links to sources on the history of the country. The paper is based on English language primary sources given to Kim, Sun Hoo by his teacher.

15th waver Kim, Yerin, Cookbooks as a Historical Source Kim Yerin, in her first semester at KMLA, chose this topic. Being a foodie, she gave a spirited presentation and wrote a spirited paper

13th waver Koh, Yu Kyung, Heroes and Villains in the National Historiography of Modern China Koh, Yu Kyung wrote this research paper in her senior year. He took Mr. Ganse's class for 5 semesters. The WHKMLA country index page on P.R. China provided her with a host of links to sources on the history of the country. The paper is based on English language primary sources given to Koh, Yu Kyung by her teacher.

13th waver Nam, Sangjoon, National Historiography: Communism in the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1964 , Nam, Sang Joon wrote this research paper in his senior year. He took Mr. Ganse's class for 3 semesters. The WHKMLA country index page on the USSR provided him with a host of links to sources on the history of the country. The paper is based on English language primary sources given to Nam, Sang Joon by his teacher.

15th waver Park, Mi So, The Statesman's Yearbook and Other Yearbooks as Historical Sources , written in her freshman year while taking Mr. Ganse's class for the 1st semester. Based on English-language primary sources provided to her by her teacher. A solid analysis.

13th waver Yeon, Haram, Historiography of India between 1936 and 1940 : Focusing on John Gunther's Inside Asia Paper written in his senior year while taking Mr. Ganse's class for the 2nd semester. The WHKMLA country index page on British India, provided him with a host of links to sources on the history of the country. The paper is based on an English-language primary source provided to him by his teacher. A solid analysis.

KMLA History Program, Term Paper Topics from Spring 2010

Term Paper Topics, 13th Wave : AP Euro, March 2012
Term Paper Topics, 13th Wave : AP World, Feb. 2012
14th Wave : AP Euro, Spring 2010
Term Paper Topics, 15th Wave : History of the Middle Ages, March 2010