East Asian Studies

Former Graduate Students

                                                         THESIS TITLE

Spring 2019
 Ngan, Li Ling  Beyond Cantonese: Articulation, Narrative and Memory in Sinophone Hong Kong, Singaporean and Malaysian Literature        
 Ren, Shan  Kyokutei Bakin's Eight Dogs and Chinese Vernacular Novels        
 Fall 2018          
 Daiju, Saori  The Unspecified Use of Demonstrative are in Japanese EverydayTalk        
 Jiang, Xuxiang  Voices from In-Between: Korean Chinese Identity Under the Gazes of China and South Korea        
 Tariq, Ana  The "Fuzzy" Boundary Between Two Types of Japanese Adjectives        
 Wang, Xiaoyun  Interactional Functions of Suoyi "so' in Mandarin Conversation        
 Zhang, Yuan  Anticipating Correlative Thinking: A Comparative Analysis of the Laozi and Phaedrus        

Fall 2017

The Influence of Bookshop Printing on the Creation of the Sequels to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms


Spring 2017

Cho,Mi Kwi Inventing a Language: Translation Words in Meiji Japan        
Li,Mengqi Living on the Periphery: Ryukyuan and Ainu Third-Space Identity under Japanese Colonization        
Miyaguchi,Tetsuya V-na(sa)-soo da: A Survey-Based Study of Evidential 'Variants' in Japanese        
Sluchinski,Kerry Lynn The ta Phenomenon in Chinese Social Media        
Traynor,Jane Kamjing Treading in the Formaldehyde of Tradition: Kata as Somatic Text in the Japanese No and Kyogen Theatres        

Fall 2016

Hou,Yijing Between Synchronization and Differentiation: Jin Shengtan`s Engagement with Du Fu`s Poetry        
Oralova,Gaisha Minimal Response Token en in Mandarin Conversation        
Yu,Lulu Layered Performativity in New Songs From the Jade Terrace (Yutai Xinyong): A Discussion on the Compilation, Poems on Female Entertainers        

Spring 2016

Funabashi,Eric Obento Talks: Women's Use of Social Media to Communicate in Japanese Food Culture        
Takei,Honoka An Investigation of Direct Object Markers in the Ikema Dialect of Miyako        

Fall 2015

Leung,Chun Yin Presenting Hybridity: Hong Kongese in Koon-Chung Chan's Hong Kong Trilogy        
Luo,Jie The Interactional Functions of Yinwei-Clauses in Mandarin Conversation        
Yang,Wendai A Study of the Interactional Function of the Tag Question Dui Bu Dui in Mandarin Conversation from a Multimodal Perspective        

Spring 2015

Qiu,Peng A Preliminary Investigation of Yilan Creole in Taiwan: Discussing Predicate Position in Yilan Creole        

Fall 2014

Chen,Liangchi New Taipei Women's Images in Taiwanese Cinema in the 1980s        
Tang,Qian A Study of Chinese Internet Homophones from the Systemic Functional Perspective        

Spring 2014

Miyamoto,Tomoka From Karuto or "Cult" to the Mainstream: The Reconstruction of Public Images by a Japanese Religious Group        
Tang,Lisa Transgressing Conformity: Taiwanese Women in Tzeng Ching-Wen's Short Stories        

Fall 2013
Barndt,Jillian Rose Women of the Rear Palace: Naishi No Kami and the Fujiwara Clan        
Cheung,Helen Kwan Yee The Social Functions of Cantonese Opera in the Edmonton Chinese Community 1890-2009: From Sojourners to Settlers        
Guo,Zijuan From Silence to Heteroglossia: The Development of Feminine Self in Li Ang's Fiction (1983-2005)        
Smith,Jenna Lynn Style Shifting in Japanese Native/Non-Native Conversation: An in Depth Analysis of Short/Long Form Usage        
Yang,Jie A Multimodal Study of Response Token Dui Dui Dui in Mandarin Conversation        
Zhang,Yishuang Inner World of Drifting Chinese People: Narrative Functions of Motifs in Peter Ho-sun Chan's Love Trilogy        

Spring 2013

Liu,Jing The Subject-Formation of the Mainlanders in Taipei People        
Reeves,Kristopher Preludes: On Metaphorical Spaces and the Socio-Political Function of Preludes in the Heian Court        

Fall 2012

Qin,Longlu A Conversational Study of the Particle ne in Mandarin Chinese        

Spring 2012

Katayama,Akemi Effects of Instruction on Japanese Discourse Marker N Desu        

Fall 2011

Chen,Kai The Narrative Function of "Meal Scenes" in Ang Lee's Family Trilogy        
Slobodian,Lora Karaito Soshi: A Tale of Optimism and Good Fortune        

Fall 2010

Isaka,Yukiko Using Plain Forms but Still Being Polite: Speech Style Shifting as an International Phenomenon in Japanese Native and Non-Native Talk        
Walker,Neill Recipient Response Behaviour during Japanese Storytelling: A Combined Quantitative Multimodal Approach        
Yang,Li Mirroring the Wu School: Ma Shouzhen's Orchid Painting        

Fall 2009

Abe,Yuji Combining Clauses by Native and Non-Native Speakers of Japanese        
Carter,Barbara The Use of First Person Pronouns by Non-Native Speakers of Japanese        

Fall 2008

Krekoski,Ross Utterances and Coherence: A Study of Japanese Conversation        
Sasaki,Yumi The Multifunctionality of the Japanese Connective Dakara and Diachrony        

Fall 2007

Smith,Craig Constructing a Trauma: Writing Taiwan's 228 Incident        

Spring 2007

Cai,Zheng Cold Literature: On Goa Xingjian's Novels and Stories        

Fall 2005

Callaghan,Sean A Question of Sympathy: Encounters with Kobayashi Yoshinori        
Dymarz,Anna The Space of the Body in the "Anti-World": A study of Kurahasmi Yumilo's Early Writing        

Fall 2004

Higashida,Kazuko Nathionalism vs Economism in Japan's Territorial Disputes        

Spring 2004

Hayes,Vanessa Jiang qing Revisited        
Zhang,Yin Internet Control in China: A Digital Panopticon        

Spring 2003

Rudzinska,Jolanta State-Sponsored and Cultural Influences onEnglish Language Teaching and Learning in Japanese Junior and Senior High Schools        

Fall 2002

Cosco,Josephine Nushu (Women's Script): Asserting Cultural Difference in the Other Tongue        

Spring 2002

Campbell,Mhairi Wang Ruoxu (1174-1243) and his Talks on Poetry        
Rubin,Samantha John Inc: The Making of Japan's Salaried Men into Clients of High School Prostitutes        

Fall 2000

Kim,Jin Hwan The South Korea Financial Crisis: Debt-Leveraged Development, Liberalization, and a Loss of Soverignity        

Spring 2000

Barnett,Tara Yugei: Idle Arts in Tokugawa Japan        
Henitiuk,Valerie Female Resistance: Spatial metaphor in Japanese Women's Literature of the Mid-Heian Period        
Lam,Karen Images of Women in Ming (1368-1644) Fiction: the Femmes Fatales in Sanyan Erpai        

Fall 1999

Phillips,Gretchen Trendy or Timeless: The Classical Heritage of Contemporary Japanese Television Love Stories        

Fall 1998

Noce,Laura China as an Emerging Power: Issues Related to Territorial Integrity