Ritical Book Review over When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433″
MUST BE BETWEEN 1700 and 1800 words. Do not just summarize what the author says in the book. Analyze the main themes of the book. A thoughtful discussion of the concerned work, its benefits, shortcomings, and significance. Remember that the instructor has read the book and does not need you to describe simply the content. He wants to know if you are capable of selecting the most important aspects of the book and analyzing them in your own words. Specify the type of book. Briefly include any aspects of the authors background that are important for understanding the text and its specific historical context. Describe the authors viewpoint and purpose for the writing. Summarize the books overall thesis and primary supporting points. Use quotations selectively and sparingly. Avoid block quotations and excerpting serveral sentences at once. Comment on the sources and additional sources and additional features within the book. These include maps, illustrations, charts, and graphs. The review should also mention the books readability, clarity, and organization. Explore specific, important or interesting ussues the book raises. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the book. In case you express your personal opinion, you must explain or justify it. And, you must make a well-supported and convincing argument on behalf of whatever position you are advocating. Remember that you review the book as it was written; not as you wish it had been written. Conclude with an overall assessment of the book. Does it succeed at doing what the author is setting out to do? Does the book contribute to our understanding of the period or topic? You should ecaluate the academic value or quality of the book. Note that the review should not be in a question and answer format. I just want to also say that this proffesor is a chinese american and sometimes makes comments like he may believe china is or has been better than America and just may need to think about or remember that when writing this paper.