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Ma Shouzhen (1548-1604), one of the most acclaimed courtesans at the Qinhuai pleasure quarters in the late-Ming period, is well-known for her orchid paintings in Chinese art history. This thesis explores the courtesan-painter’s success in the courtesan world and in the male-dominated history of...
This thesis focuses on one of the most frequently used response tokens in Mandarin - en “mm”. Through examining 6 hours of everyday spontaneous Mandarin conversation, this paper explores the interactional functions of the response token en in different sequential and situational environments, as...
Living on the Periphery: Ryūkyūan and Ainu Third-Space Identity under Japanese ColonizationDownload
This research focuses on the Ryūkyūan and Ainu third-space identity under Japanese acculturation from the Meiji period (1868-1912). The Ryūkyūans and Ainu are Japanese minorities and their territories were independent from Japan in the pre-Meiji period. The Ryūkyūans established a kingdom in the...
Layered Performativity in New Songs from the Jade Terrace (Yutai xinyong): A Discussion on the Compilation, Poems on Female Entertainers, and the Potential Female Readership of the AnthologyDownload
The Yutai xinyong is traditionally thought of as a poetry anthology on women that w compiled by a male compiler and intended for male literati readers to read. This study proposes and examines another possibility: the Yutai xinyong was probably compiled for the Southern Dynasties palace ladies to...
Kyokutei Bakin’s 曲亭馬琴 (1767-1848) magnum opus Nansō Satomi Hakkenden 南総里見八犬伝 (The Chronicle of the Eight Dogs of the Nansō Satomi Clan; hereafter, Eight Dogs, 1814-42) had been long overlooked by both Japanese and Western academia. Although Eight Dogs has recently received more attention, most...
Konbini as Microcosms: How Japanese Convenience Stores Both Shape and Are Shaped by Their SocietyDownload
When you are starving at midnight, when you suddenly run out of toilet paper, when you have a sleepover at a friend’s house but forget to bring your toothbrush, when you are craving sweets, and even when you are just bored: convenience stores, called konbini for short in Japanese romanization,...
Karaito sōshi is a tale that falls within a genre of stories from 14th century Japan known as otogi-zōshi, or ‘companion tales’. It was included in the Edo period (1603-1867) anthology, Otogi-bunko, as an example of a late medieval Heike monogatari (13th century) reception text, and was...
San Diego, Alexandra Louise Fabian
This project examines how Orientalism has impacted the U.S. and South Korea relationship in a sociocultural context, the history of Korean and Asian people in the U.S., and how these relationships affect the creation, production, and American reception of K-pop. It posits that Orientalist...