I didn't even come close to achieving those goals. One problem is that the people in these programs (faculty and students) are True Believers in Chinese culture. In their world view, a foreigner is simply incapable of penetrating the ineffable mystery of it all. This is evidenced most clearly when he has the temerity to ask questions. Another problem is that most of the pre-modern faculty in literature or history are actually philologists, not historians or literary scholars that you would find teaching those subjects in North America.
This was all 20 years ago. Things may have changed, but I seriously doubt it.
I think that you might have a very different experience if you studied modern Taiwanese history or a western-derived discipline focused on some aspect of the present.
pzkpfwmmiv wrote:To feiren:
What was your specialty in your Chinese literature program at NCCU? Would it be required to take classes in pre-modern literature for a modern literature student? Any impressions of the other departments? And how did you get the scholarship - directly applied?
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