Former Graduate Students


Fall 2019
Huang, Ying Songzi Guanyin and Koyasu Kannon: Revisiting the Feminization of Avalokite¿vara in China and Japan
Li, Lin Traditionalism, Transnationalism, and Modernism in Fu Baoshi's 1943 Paintings of the Red Cliff
Song, Zixuan Collaborative Construction of Turns in Mandarin Conversation
Vukadinovich, Stefana Interactional Functions of Imperative Turns in Mandarin Conversation
Wang, Peng Konbini as Microcosms: How Japanese Convenience Stores Both Shape and Are Shaped by Their Society
Wang, Xuanying Three Tropes in the Zhuangzi
Zhou, Shuyao From Youth to Midlife: The Historical Trajectory of Individual Life in Three Films Adapted from Wang Shuo's Novels
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 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