Archive for October, 2018

Honors Post 7: Data Munging

By • Oct 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As within DNA a frame shift error can have large and often detrimental effects on a data table. I experienced this first hand at the beginning of the month when I incorrectly entered data and spent time analyzing it. Needless to say, this error resulted in some strange trends in the data. As modelers say:…
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October

By • Oct 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As the year progresses I have been working on analyzing my data. This involves reading articles on my subject matter as well as writing ethnographic vignettes. The vignettes have been immensely helpful when I have been working through some of the concepts in my project. They allow me to recreate a scene from my research…
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October Update (Happy Halloween!)

By • Oct 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Data collection this month has been very slow moving, but I am still pleased with my progress overall. While recruiting participants in October has been the most difficult yet, I took the additional time this month to finish drafting both my introduction and methods sections. Although the thought of beginning to write my thesis was…
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Breathing life into the memory of Spain’s Civil War

By • Oct 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Sometimes I find myself wanting to begin this story with my study abroad experience in Spain this past summer, but in reality the independent study I’ve created this semester and my upcoming research trip back to Spain is the culmination of my academic passions of the past four years. This project really began with my […]

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Weekly Report 1028-Revised Proposal

By • Oct 30th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Weekly Report 1028   Research Topic: Confucianism in the Development of Japanese Nationalism Advisor: Professor Eric Han My Honors research project concentrates on Confucianism in pre-modern Japan since the eighteenth century and its role in the development of Japanese nationalism. Confucianism in Edo-era Japan (1603-1868 C.E.) conduced the notion of Japanese proto-nationalism by advocating the…
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October Update: Let the Drafting Begin!

By • Oct 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Over the past month, my main focus has been to finish reading my primary sources and to begin outlining my thesis. I stayed in Williamsburg over fall break to wrap up most of my reading, meaning that I didn’t have the most exciting of breaks, but it was certainly productive. With most of my reading covered,…
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October Update: Continued Research and Honors Thesis Chapters Outline

By • Oct 28th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Since my last post, I have gone through a lot of logistical planning for my honors thesis. A lot of work on my honors thesis this month consisted of thinking about how I want to approach my first honors thesis draft. Honestly, taking my honors seminar (a class focused on the different components of a…
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Weekly Report 1020-Proposed Structure and Annotated Bibliography

By • Oct 28th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Weekly Report 1020 Proposed Structure of the Thesis and Annotated Bibliography   Structure of the Thesis Introduction: Thesis + Abstract Confucianism in early-modern Japan (Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo periods) as both the indigenous origin of Japanese proto-nationalism and the mechanism that localized western Nationalism. Reference of Kiri Paramore’s Japanese Confucianism + primary source analysis of early-modern…
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No One Woke Me Up When September Ended: An August/September/October Research Recap

By • Oct 12th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey, Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here. And I have the biggest news ever. One of my many sources sends us this:   “Spotted: Jackie Keshner, hurriedly recapping two months of research and major life decisions amidst midterm season.”   While Williamsburg is sadly bereft of a local Gossip Girl, everything else is true. Life…
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Weekly Report 1007-State of Field Synthesis

By • Oct 8th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Zhengyuan Paul Ling History 494 Professor Limoncelli 10/02/2018 State of Field Essay Interconnecting the study of Confucianism in Japan and that of Japanese Nationalism is a comparatively novel approach within the East Asian historical studies society. In this millennium, Kiri Paramore and his Japanese Confucianism revive and interact with the discussion of both topics, upon…
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