The MAPS Capstone project serves as an opportunity for students to synthesize, integrate, and apply knowledge on a topic related to the Asia Pacific region. Independent research, original ideas, a survey of existing scholarship, and an evidence-based argument sustained throughout a discussion of at least 5000 words are some of the basic features of the Capstone. The final result is both a public presentation and a comprehensive essay that together forms a culminating academic experience for all students in the M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program.
Master's Projects/Capstones from 2017
Korean Soil, Japanese Faces, American Empire: Repatriation and the Korean War Experiences of Japanese Laborers and Japanese American Soldiers, Jaclyn S. Knitter
Celebrating the Feminine: Daoist Connections to Contemporary Feminism in China, Dessie Miller
XINGHUN: A "COOPERATIVE MARRIAGE" TIES CHINESE LESBIANS AND GAYS, Rongdian Zhu