Archives for the ‘Chinese’ Category

The Force of History: Nostalgia in Chinese Culture

By • Jan 25th, 2010 • Category: China, Chinese, Comparative literature, Cultural Revolution, Honors Thesis, performance studies, Research, Shakespeare, Thesis

Winter Break is over, Spring semester has officially begun, and all of the wonderful research opportunities that are involved with writing a thesis are falling into. While I was enjoying staying cozy and warm this Winter (whether it be inside under a blanket, or at a comparatively warm island in Florida), I spent a lot […]

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What’s a Montague?

By • Oct 10th, 2009 • Category: China, Chinese, Honors Thesis, Literature, Research, Shakespeare, Thesis

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy: Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is nor hand nor foot, Nor arm nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man.  (II.2. 38-42) My thesis work was thrown off briefly because I had the rare opportunity to present a paper at the […]

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Thesis Week 1: The West Side Story Effect

By • Sep 2nd, 2009 • Category: China, Chinese, Honors Thesis, Research, Shakespeare, Thesis

My erratic posting has resumed!  My goal for this semester is to post an entry summarizing my progress after each of my advising meetings with Professor Paula Blank. Professor Blank has recommended that I begin my research by grounding my work within the text itself.  I suddenly realized that it’s been too long since I […]

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Planning for the Plunge

By • Aug 10th, 2008 • Category: Advisors, Chinese, Comparative literature, General Technology, Independent Research, Primary Sources, Project Proposal, Research, Shakespeare

 As the Beijing Olympic Games captivate everyone’s attention (I know I’ve been glued to the TV for the last two days), I’ll continue my chronicles of adventures in Chinese Shakespeare research.    In this post I thought I would explain how I came up with my project proposal and outline the long road that led me to China. […]