Your task is to:
1. explain what is the main question(s) the article is asking, and how the article answers the question(s);
2. insert the article’s content within the framework of Big History. You should explicitly link the article to ideas and concepts learned during the semester. You should refer to the eBook, the supplementary readings, and the videos. You can also refer to the lectures.
If needed, you can also use supplementary sources, but this is NOT mandatory, and should be done only if justified. The most important is to write a personal and original essay, clear and coherent, based on the chosen article and the material learned during the semester.
Required reading:Reading: Kiyohiko Sugiyama, “Historical Trends in Eurasia and Japan: From the Mongols to the Manchus”