Debate paper: The Success of the Qing
Make sure that you write about both authors in your paper(Pingti-Ho& Evelyn Rawski). You need to cover 1) their arguments 2) their evidence 3) their limitations 4) their key definitions, especially the term “Sinicization” 5) your verdicts on both of them. Again, please use the prompt for your reference.
“Limitations” can include their political biases, their methodologies, their sources, or the scope of their study.
Bryce also asks me where to put part 4) their key definitions. You can put it right before your verdicts on them.
You need to write both authors( Ho & Rawski) in the paper and try your best to flesh out the validity and importance of that particular author’s points.!
Your textbook, the three PDF documents, and our readings in the reader should be your sources. Make sure to use concrete evidence for your arguments and cite them properly.( Except reader1-3 and reader 4-5, all the left 6 attachments are for the debate paper)
This paper is to train you to read secondary sources critically and to think as a historian. You are going to be reading three articles: Ho Ping-ti 1967, Rawski 1996, and Ho Ping-ti 1998.
The central question debated here is about the success of the Qing. These two authors gave their arguments and provided their evidence. Their arguments were very different. In this Review/Debate paper, I want you to:
1) accurately summarize their arguments on the success of the Qing
2) enumerate the main evidence/ primary sources they used
3) point out the limitation of their arguments
4) offer your verdict of this debate. (Of course, you can apply all the knowledge you have accumulated up to this point to help you reach that verdict.)
In addition, 5) One term came up a lot in this debate is “Sinicization.” Please make sure to think about this term and look at how these two authors used the term.
I want you to have at least 1 paragraph to cover these 5 important points.
The relate reading I uploaded in the below attachment!