This course is intended to help China Studies majors and minors start their capstone projects. The purpose is to give students a solid grounding in independent research skills. It provides students analytical tools for thinking more deeply about the way “China” can be explored through various topics. Students will learn research skills to interpret texts, images, concepts, and forms of human behavior, that are generally applicable to all fields of China Studies. Students will also work with the course instructor individually to develop a research proposal for their capstone projects.