Chinese newspaper coverage of current affairs in the Arab world at the turn of the twentieth century.
Brief description: From my research so far, I have collected about 500 pieces of Chinese newspaper articles at the turn of the twentieth century, on issues related to the Arab world, such as the debt problem that Egypt incurred while building the Suez Canal and First and Second Moroccan Crises. I will analyze what kind of newspapers cover these news events and why certain Chinese intellectuals of the time were interested in these issues.
Doctorate in progress, History Department, Georgetown University (GU), USA, Aug 2008- completed comprehensive exams with High Pass, dissertation title: “Mediated Imaginations: Chinese-Arab Cross-Cultural Awareness at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” advisor: JohnVoll (Professor of Middle East and Islamic history)
MA in Middle East Studies, Middle East Studies Center, American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt, June 2008, MA thesis: “From Brothers to Partners: Evolution of Chinese Foreign Policy to the Middle East, 1949-2008,” advisor: Joel Benin (Professor of Middle East history at AUC and Stanford University)
MA in Translation and Simultaneous Interpreting (English-Chinese), Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation, Beijing Foreign Studies University (北京外國語大學高級翻譯學院), China, July 2003.
BA in English Language, Culture and Literature, English Department, University of International Relations (UIR, 國際關係學院英語系), Beijing, China, July 2001.