Recent Graduates & Thesis Projects

2020 Graduates:

  • Ruoyi Bian – "The Female Figures in Aesthetic Literature in Early Twentieth-Century China and Japan—Yu Dafu and Tanizaki Junichiro as Examples"
  • Zhuyuan Han – "Gentility in Drinking: Chinese Intellectuals and Tea/Coffee Culture in Republican Shanghai (1920s-1930s)"
  • Anisa Fatima Khalifa – "Visualizing the Fractured Nation: Narratives of (Un)belonging in 21st-century Indian and South Korean Media"
  • Ziyang Liu – "The Voice as A Transcending Power: The Female Singer, Body, and Political Discourse in 1930s Shanghai"
  • Chuxu Lu – "Narrating Cats and Cat Lovers in Modern China: Animality, Subjectivity, and Media Space"
  • Andrew Tran – "The Street Must Be Defended: Towards a Theory of Assembly on Hong Kong’s Avenida de la Revolución"
  • Xinran Wang – "Culinary Nostalgia and Fantasy: Dip the Post-socialist China in Hot Pot"
  • Luming Zhang – "Politicizing art in Mao and post-Mao era"
  • Wenxian Zhang – "The Gaze of “Chaos”: Temporal-Spatial Migration and Power Dynamics in a Globalizing Post-Socialist China"

2019 Graduates:

  • Zihan Feng – "Travels in and out of the Peach Blossom Spring: Diasporic Utopian Imaginations in Contemporary China"
  • Tojiro Kataya – "Covering, Localizing, and Retracing: Japanese Popular Songs’ Cover Versions in Taiwan and PRC"
  • Nian Liu – "A Transition from "Vulgar" to "Polite" Nationalism in China? Roles played by females and popular culture"
  • Xiaoning Lu – "Who’s the Murderer: Why is this detective reality show so popular?"
  • Dingding Wang – "Cyberpunk in China: The (Trans)Forming of a Genre, Discourse and Aesthetics"
  • Yatong Wang – "Detecting the Post-Fukushima Anxieties in Forensic Crime Fiction: Genre, Discourse, and a Case Study on Unnatural"
  • Kaiyang Xu – "Documenting the Rural Space in Postsocialist China: State Power, Rural People, and Filmmaker in Spatialized Power Dialectics"

2018 Graduates:

  • Chu Deng (Thesis information not available)
  • Xinglu Jiang (Thesis information not available)
  • Chuanhui Meng – "The Politics and Aesthetics of Cinematic Motions in Left-Wing Film Productions and Discourses in 1930s China"
  • Yi Sun – "The Autobiographical Animal: On Human’s Biological and National Identities"
  • Keyun Tian – "A Questionable Shape: Queer Spectrality in Contemporary Taiwanese Literature"
  • Ningxin Xu – "Extinction as Equivocation: Inquiry in Political Ontology"
  • Yumin Yang (Thesis information not available)
  • Fei Yuan (Thesis information not available)
  • Haoyue Zhang – "Growing Sideways: A discussion on the Figure of Child in China"