Comparative Essay

Based on our readings of Asian Empires in Chs 20 and 24, write a 700-word comparative essay to answer the following question: How did Asian Empires change from the early modern period to the modern era? The best papers will select three themes of comparison: consider social class, gender roles, government leadership, foreign policy, trade policy, use of resources, religion, imperial decline, or any other theme you find relevant. Use the introduction to foreshadow your three chosen themes and then write a conclusion to explain why these thematic changes were important to the history of Asia.

Required textbook:

Hansen, V., & Curtis, K. R. (2016). Voyages in world history, brief edition, 2nd ed. Volume 2: since 1500. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

ISBN: 9781305088825

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