Junior Paper

Students write their first Junior Paper under the guidance of the Director of Undergraduate Studies throughout the Fall semester. Steps toward its completion include formulating a topic, exploring research viability in consultation with specialists in the Gest East Asian Library, drafting a prospectus, submitting an annotated bibliography, circulating full or partial drafts, and a final oral presentation. The final draft is read and evaluated by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Students work exclusively with a faculty adviser on their second Junior Paper in the spring semester, though they must adhere to department-wide deadlines for the submission of prospectuses and partial and final drafts. The paper may take up the work of the first Junior Paper or lay the groundwork for the Senior Thesis or may stand as an autonomous research project.

Junior Paper Title Page Format

The format of the title page must be as follows:


The Junior Paper is submitted to the East Asian Studies Department of Princeton University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts.



Please sign the honor code on each copy of your junior paper on the last page of the text.

I pledge my honor that this junior paper represents my own work in accordance with University regulations.