Student Papers

Roses in Christian Tradition

posted Jul 5, 2014, 3:45 AM by I Say You Say   [ updated Jul 7, 2014, 8:43 AM ]

Roses in Christian Tradition

Yu yuan yuan
Advisor: Dr. Hsian-li Chou

Introduction

    My high school English teacher is a middle-aged, fat man. You cannot image that he is a romantic person according to his figure and appearance. But he is. He enjoyed reading the poem “A Red, Red Rose” tohis students whom were just at the age of having vague ideas about roses and love. But from the bottom of my heart I loved that poem. At that time I promised to myself I would study this poem deeply and thoroughly when I entered the gate of university. Probably it is the trigger why I choose English as my major. However, one yearafter my college life I did not touch that poem again. The turning point which promoted me to pick it up was the moment I converted to a Christian at my sophomore year. I started my spiritual life, reading the Holy Bible. The more I read the Bible, the more I wonder why roses have such an important stand in Christianity. In my paper, I will explore the emblem of roses in Christianity. 

Medieval Art Christian Paintings

posted Jul 5, 2014, 3:29 AM by I Say You Say   [ updated Jul 7, 2014, 8:42 AM ]

Medieval Art Christian Paintings

Celine Ho
Advisor: Dr. Hsian-li Chou

Introduction

“I AM A CHRISTIAN, I LOVE MY RELIGION!” When I was a little girl, I was always expecting to go to church every Sunday, because Mother always gave me some special treats. When Sunday came, I could wear new dress, wear new shoes, and have a greatest breakfast with my family. Therefore, Sunday was a wonderful day to me! I feel that I can consider myself as a person who is growing up in church and really enjoys the time in Sunday school. Sunday school was my favorite course, and I always looked forward to the story or the song that teachers would teach us. I like everything that can help me understand more about my Heavenly Father.The reason why I chose the research topic, Christian painting in Medieval Period, is that I am interested in the Bible story and like the sacred image. In the beginning of my research, I used “medieval art” as my first key word, then I used the second key word “Christian art” and third key words “the Bible” to search more information. Finally, I decide to use “Medieval art: Christian paintings” as my topic. There are many styles that Christian paintings have, so I choose three main styles to introduce: Early Christian and Byzantine style, Gothic style, and the Renaissance style. 

Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” as an Example of Gothic Narration

posted Jul 5, 2014, 3:16 AM by I Say You Say   [ updated Jul 7, 2014, 8:41 AM ]

Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” as an Example of Gothic Narration


Zhong pei yu

Advisor: Dr. Hsian-li Chou


Introduction

The fear in “The Fall of the House of Usher” comes from the protagonist Roderick’s feeling about his family. The uncertainty about the family life constitutes the primal anxiety in a Gothic narration, since family lives founds the structure of the tales in castles, the common Gothic background.  

The Characteristics Analysis of the Female Roles in Lady Windermere’s Fan

posted Jan 23, 2014, 5:45 AM by I Say You Say

The Characteristics Analysis of the Female Roles in Lady Windermere’s Fan

Alicia Mu   Henry Chiang

Advisor: Dr. Hsian-li Chou


Introduction

This paper is going to analyze personality and contrast between the two female characters in Oscar Wilde’s Windermere’s fan. This contrast has to do with its background century. In Victoria era, women are always divided into two parts: one is good; the other one is bad. No intermediate state. The moral standard was very strong in this period. (黃香, 25) Once you got the label, you will be excluded by the society. In this play, Mrs. Erlynne, was a notorious woman, stood out to protect her daughter Lady Windermere, without any hesitation even though she had to sacrifice her own happiness and reputations. Oscar Wild made us reconsider what is a good and bad woman. His purpose was to ironize the fake moral at that time, but he also brought us some new ideas about humanity. This essay use comparative method to research the theme, it will help to the after-learners to understand this play well.

Smoking

posted Jan 23, 2014, 5:34 AM by I Say You Say

Smoking

Ian Kuo   Willi Wang

Advisor: Dr. Hsian-li Chou


Introduction

Nicotine-based, inhaled products (most commonly found in the form of cigarettes) are some of the most widespread, legalized and regulated drugs in the world. While currently a predominantly developing-world problem, developed nations continue to also encounter recurring health issues arising from nicotine addiction in their populaces. Smoking is intimately related to respiratory diseases as well as various forms of cancer. Despite this, a large percentage of the global population continues to smoke despite programs to increase public awareness as to the negative impact on health.

The intent of this research document is to provide a concise and easy to understand summary of one of the primary mechanisms by which nicotine is delivered into human beings, what effects smoking has on individuals, as well as the legal and social repercussions of the phenomenon known as smoking.

The Answer of longevity

posted Jan 23, 2014, 5:18 AM by I Say You Say

The Answer of longevity
Pei-jun Xiao
Advisor: Dr. Hsian-li Chou

Introduction

Most people desire to live longer, and I am no exception. However, the answer of the long life has never been clear and concrete. For this reason, Iwill focus on the two aspects: The main purpose of this paper is to explore how to live longer or even live better. In addition, it is notable that why people’s age have great diversity which exclude the accidents.

“The Yellow Wall-paper” and role of women in 19th century

posted Jan 23, 2014, 5:00 AM by I Say You Say

“The Yellow Wall-paper” and role of women in 19th century

CHUANG, YI-CHING   LIN, SI-YU

Advisor: Dr. Hsian-li Chou


Introduction

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in the 19thcentury society. The rights of women shouldbe valued during this period. Tranquilla and Hsieh narrate about Gilman:Gilman's remarkable talents brought her into a different world when she left home and enrolled the Rhode Island School of Design as a young artist and met Walter Stetson, who she married in 1884 and with whom she had a daughter. After baby Katherine's birth, Gilman was not overjoyed with the completion of the family; instead, she nearly collapsed and appeared to be postpartum depression. For better environment of health and spiritual recovery, she spent some time with her longtime friend in Pasadena, California, and was introduced to “Rest Cure” by Dr. S. Weir Mitchell. That was when Gilman generated the idea of her most famous storyThe Yellow Wall-paper.(“Charlotte Perkins Gilman.”)

The story is an epitome of the patriarchy society in the 19th century, and there is a struggle that a protagonist pursues her own freedom in a conventional society.

         In The Yellow Wall-paper, the protagonist and her husband John begin their new life in a queer house. Everything looks like good. The protagonist, a traditional mother without working and paying for her life and her family, would be crazy because of the dull and terrible life. She is restricted to write, think and work, but for her, writing can enrich her life. Gradually, she imagines a nonexistent woman who is confined like her in The Yellow Wall-paper. Actually, The Yellow Wall-paper is her invisible stresses. The protagonist wants to escape and acquire the freedom. In the end of the story, she chooses a method to run away from reality - suicide. The environment totally makes her disappointed as if women lost themselves in the 19th century.

Talking Animals in Children's Literature: Winnie-the-Pooh as a Pioneer

posted Jan 22, 2014, 4:58 AM by I Say You Say

Talking Animals in Children's Literature:

Winnie-the-Pooh as a Pioneer

Julia Liu   Lucy Shen

Advisor: Dr. Hsian-li Chou


Introduction

     Children's Literature is becoming more and more important in today's society.  "Talking animals", characters once taboo in literature, are now widely accepted as a means of teaching and entertaining young children. Interestingly, these anthropomorphic characters connect with children and become more beloved than human or child characters. Now with our new technology, even films are being made regarding talking animals. Our paper will try and answer questions related to this topic, such as the motive of a writer to write talking animal stories for children, when the idea for such writing began, why these stories are popular with children, whether they have any teaching value, and how they influence culture today. We decided to use the most popular and representative work as an example to explore our questions regarding the popularity and importance of talking animal stories, and so we chose Winnie-the-Pooh to sufficiently express that talking animal stories have a great importance to the modern world and are beneficial to children in their rites of passage into the adult world, a world that is reflected within these beloved works. 

Apple Inc.

posted Jan 22, 2014, 4:43 AM by I Say You Say


Apple Inc.
Yi-qi Lin   Yi-xuan Wu
Advisor: Dr. Hsian-li Chou

Introduction

        Since 2009 till now, increasing brands have released smart device. Having a smart phone becomes a trend.This innovative product brings lots of convenience to people. Apple, Samsung, and HTC etc. also earned much profits on it. The most representative one we can say it is iPhone. To our most impressive products and successful company, we chose Apple as our topic, trying to understand why it is popular and how do they catch so much attention to public.


My Papa's Waltz: Alcoholic Abuse

posted Jan 22, 2014, 3:12 AM by I Say You Say

My Papa's Waltz:

Alcoholic Abuse

Wei-shan Chang   Si-yu Lin

Advisor: Dr. Hsian-li Chou


Introduction

The poem My Papa’s Waltz wrote by American poet Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) who published several volumes of influential and critically acclaimed verse. He is classic in American poetry and widely regarded as among the most accomplished and influential poets of his generation. 

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