You will produce a detailed analysis of a single primary source, which describes the “text” and what we can learn from this source, thus helping you develop one of the key skills of historical research. This is an exercise in close reading and analysis.
Both this Primary Source Analysis and the related Cultural Analysis Assignment are designed so you can focus on your interests within Asian Civilization. The sources are divided across the following themes: Religion and Belief systems; Gender and Family; Politics and Empire; Trade and Foreign Relations; Culture and Literature. Each week there is a choice of texts and objects, you should choose according to your interest.
The paper should be in Word or similar format, 1-2 pages, double-spaced in 12pt font with 1” margins.
Please carefully read the file I uploaded. Be sure to fully address the prompt questions, and contain your careful and critical thought in the analysis.