List of MA Project

2019-2020
1. The Empowerment of Taiwanese Identity and The TV Industry
2. The Dialectic of the “Foreign” in Modern Chinese Fiction: A Comparative Study of the Three-Body Problem and City of Cats
3. Androgyny and Homoeroticism in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and E.M Forster’s Maurice
4. Different Adaptations of Turandot and the Representation of Women
5. Virginia Woolf Yesterday and Today
6. Orientalism, Race and Gender in Tai-PanLove is a Many-Splendored Thing and The World of Suzie Wong
7. An Absurdist Study of Lu Xun: “Upstairs in the Tavern” and “The Loner”
8. What Does Your Revolution Look Like? V for Vendetta and its Impact on Contemporary Anarchism
2018-2019
1. Intersectional Feminism in Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You
2. Black Trauma: William Faulkner’s Light in August and Jackie Kay’s Trumpet
3. The Afterlife of the Borgia Family in 21st Century Television and Videogames
4. Ted Hughes’s Crow Poems and Ecocriticism (1970)
5. Female Objects and Feminist Consciousness: A Comparative Analysis of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Anne Sexton’s Transformations
6. Posthuman Bildungsroman? Education in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go
2017-2018
1. The Modern and the Primitive in Contemporary Chinese-Malaysian Fiction
2. Between Cosmopolitanism and Ethno-nationalism: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Perception of Loss in When We Were Orphans and The Buried Giant
3. Paradoxical Identity: Orientalism in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club and Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You
4. Disciplining Madness: Reconstructing Foucault’s Madness, Power, and Government
5. Searching for a Hong Kong Identity: Historical Colonialism and Global Capitalism in Dung Kai Cheung’s Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City and Chan Koon Chung’s The Fat Years

2016-2017
1. Reducing Site of Violence to Sight of Violence: Susan Sontag’s Critique on Rendering Suffering into Entertainment
2. Reading the Zhuangzi in American Poetry of the 1960s-70s: A Comparative Analysis Between Gary Snyder’s Turtle Island and James Wright’s The Branch Will not Break
3. Between Cosmopolitan Men: Queer Space and Identity in John Rechy’s City of Night and Pai Hsien-Yung’s Crystal Boys
4. Rewriting Nanjing: John Rabe’s The Good Man of Nanking and Ha Jin’s Nanjing Requiem
2015-2016
1. Self Awakenings: Black Women in Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and Kathryn Stockett
2. Crisis, Construction, Acceptance: Self and Other in Selected William Faulkner
3. A Game of Anti-Essentialism: A Comparative Study of Parody in Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle and Donald Barthelme’s Snow White
4. Women’s Success in Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming and Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls
2014-2015
1. Viewing through the Veil: A Comparative Study of John Donne’s Selected Allegorical Poetry and the concepts of Yin (隱) and Xiu (秀) in Wenxin Diaolong
2. Poetry and Pro-Democracy Movement: A Study of Liu Xiaobo and Meng Lang
3. Through the Lens of the Sixties : Memory and History in Jiang Wen’s In the Heat of the Sun and Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers
4. A Semiotic Study of Gay Identities in E.M. Forster’s Maurice and Pai Hsien-Yung’s Crystal Boys
5. The Revival of the Spirit of the Avant-Garde in Yu Hua’s Writings
6. A Comparative Study of Henry V in Shakespeare’s Henriad and the BBC’s The Hollow Crown
7. The Paradox of Love: The Body’s Existence and Absence in Sarah Kane’s Cleansed and Crave
2013-2014
1. The Influence of Dada on Chinese and Japanese poetry, 1910-1930
2. Literature and Culture: Matthew Arnold’s influence on Wu Mi
3. The Feminist Imaginary in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake
4. Traumatic Shadows, Traumatic Echoes: Donna Tartt’s The Secret History and Joyce Carol Oates’ We Were the Mulvaneys
5. Consumerism and Freedom in Selected Works by F. S. Fitzgerald and Don DeLillo
6. Memoirs of a Globalized Geisha