Archives for the ‘history’ Category

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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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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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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Weekly Report 0923-Paramore Chapter 5-7

By • Sep 23rd, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Weekly Report 0923 Japanese Confucianism: A Cultural History by Kiri Paramore (chapter 5-7) and the book review by Samuel Hideo Yamashita   The utilitarian nature of Confucianism in Japan, cont.   Ogyu Sorai, whom Kiri Paramore regards as the most prominent Confucian intellectual in Tokugawa Japan, reinterpreted Confucianism. Ogyu identified two issues of Neo-Confucianism introduced…
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Weekly Report 0909-Paramore Chapter 1-4

By • Sep 10th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Weekly Report 0909 Japanese Confucianism: A Cultural History by Kiri Paramore (chapter 1-4) and the book review by Samuel Hideo Yamashita   The utilitarian nature of Confucianism in Japan   Kiri Paramore constructively explains the introduction of Confucianism to Japan and analyzes Confucianism’s historical significance in Edo-era Japan. Paramore claims that Confucianism had played different…
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Weekly Report 0902-Revised Research Proposal

By • Sep 10th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Weekly Report 0902 Revised Research Proposal Zhengyuan Ling   Topic: The Japanese Proto-Nationalism in the 1700s Confucianism in the Development of Japanese Nationalism Department: History Advisor: Professor Eric C. Han   My research concentrates on Japanese proto-nationalism in the 18th century, when Japanese Confucian aristocrats and bureaucrats witnessed the barbarian usurpation of governance over civilized…
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Update 3: Theoretical Framing for Kadyrov Bridge

By • Sep 1st, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Upon arriving back in the States, I dug deep into the theoretical framework through which I hoped to understand my bridge. I found the toponymic work of Reuben Rose-Redwood et al. and began to use it to interpret what I found. The discrepancy between the state memory and unofficial memory of Akhmad Kadyrov was what […]

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Final Post

By • Aug 24th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

During this summer, I mainly examined the question of how the Cherokees remembered the Civil War. Through reading different types of sources, such as correspondence, oral history transcripts, and newspaper, I discovered the close relationship between the Cherokee Civil War memories and their political and sociocultural identity. I summarized eight themes in their popular remembrance […]

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Best of Wives and Best of Women- The End?

By • Aug 17th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Just yesterday, after a bit of an emotional crisis at the fact that I could finally be finishing my research, I concluded my biography of Eliza Hamilton. Wow.   Hearing about my research, many of my friends and family have been asking about what I’ve learned, what has been most interesting to find out about […]

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Update 3: More archives and preparing for the final product

By • Aug 4th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Since my last update, I’ve been reading more sources on the Cherokees who fought first for the Confederacy then for the Union. I mainly focused on the collection of the papers of the principal chief, John Ross, throughout the war. His papers further supported my thought that slavery was not a major concern in Cherokees’ […]

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