The course which I take is “Late Industrialization and Social Change” (not the essay topic)
Choose one or two of the readings below and write a critical review. Try to think why you disagree in case you do not disagree, and in case you agree is what the author says enough? What can you add your own thoughts and ideas to those of the author? Is there enough evidence to support the arguments? Is there logical consistency in the arguments?
All in all, the professor is seeking how much thinking you put into critical review. Not summary of the readings. You should have strong argument (with a why question).
6-8 pages, double spaced. I will upload a sample of critical review later.
The Soviet Union
*Sun Liping, “Societal Transition: New Issues in the Field of the Sociology of Development,” Modern China, Vol. 34, No. 1, The Nature of the Chinese State: Dialogues among Western and Chinese Scholars, I (Jan., 2008), pp. 88-113.
DO NOT forget thesis questions or critical observations in the paper.