Reading the World

Archives for February, 2013

Advanced Diploma: Why am I researching this topic?

There’s something morally wrong and just completely unfair about the fact that, because of some random combination of chromosomes, about half of the world’s population is doomed to a life of, to paraphrase Soutik Biswas speaking about the Dalhi rape victim, “violence, inadequate healthcare, inequality, neglect, bad diet, [and] lack of attention to personal health […]

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Advanced Diploma: Why am I researching this topic?

Literature (Poetry) in Modern China (late 1960’s—early 1980’s) Cultural Revolution, Democracy Wall Movement Poetry of Bei Dao, Poetry of Mao   Last October, whilst I was treating myself to a well-deserved break from my university applications, I took a peek inside Jung Chang’s Wild Swans: The Three Daughters of China, an epic memoir that recounts […]

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