A ten-page final paper should expand on the premises of the paper. This expansion should be driven by a single thesis. Students should clearly argue a position on a given topic. The thesis is where the position stands. The rest of the paper should be used to support this thesis. Students are free to use newspapers or peer-reviewed articles as supporting evidences.
Topic: Geographies of Chinese Diaspora: Incorporation into the Capitalist World Economy, Coolie Labor and Modern Day Slavery
Alvin Y. So (1984). The Process of Incorporation into the Capitalist World-System: The Case of China in the Nineteenth Century. [PDF]
Evelyn Hu-DeHart (Forthcoming). From Slavery to Freedom: Chinese Coolies on the Sugar Plantations of Nineteenth Century Cuba. [PDF]
Morrison Wong â€“ Chinese Americans, p.110-117 [PDF; read selected pages only]
Peter Kwong (2001). The Politics of Labour Migration: Chinese Workers in New York [PDF]
Finding Samuel Lowe: Afro-Chinese-Jamaican Harlem Family Seek Their Chinese Grandfather [Mandatory]
Chinese in the Frontier West: An American Story [Mandatory]