Xue Heng School aned classical Chinese.

From Daniel Frederick Vukovich <vukovich@hkucc.hku.hk>
Date Sat, 10 Mar 2007 20:24:09 +0800
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Dear all,

Have a very specific and important query for any of you who might have an

A prospective PhD student I know of through a colleague is wanting to do a PhD
dissertation on the Xue Heng School (a re-interpretation of them as NOT as
conservative as we have thought, or as much as the May 4th/New Culture people

My query is this: does this student need dept. support (advisors/teachers) who
know classical Chinese.  Is that rather crucial for doing such a project?  
The dept/program in question does not have anyone who knows classical Chinese
and they are all wondering if or how necessary this would be.

Any thoughts?

Do let me know-- even mere opinions would be helpful.

thanks,  Dan

Daniel F. Vukovich
Assistant Professor
Comparative Literature, School of Humanities
208 Main Bldg.
The University of Hong Kong
(852) 2859 7934