Archives for the ‘history’ Category

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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Siege of Toulon Update 2: Toulon In Theater

By • Aug 2nd, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Continuing my project on theater and politics in revolutionary France (abstract) (update 1) I read and analyzed two works written in 1794 shortly after the republican victory over royalist forces in Toulon: La prise de Toulon, drame héroïque et historique by Pellet Desbarreaux (you can read the script here), and La prise de Toulon par […]

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The Northumbrian Frontier: Using Old Sources in Modern Research

By • Jul 31st, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

Applying primary sources is one of the central tasks, and one of the most necessary skills, for the right conduct of historical research. On the face of it, the task may seem easy enough for Anglo-Saxon England. Every source that I would need to consult has already appeared in a high-quality, modern English translation. The […]

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