Cogs and Wheels: The material culture of revolutionary China

February 19, 2007

Welcome to…

Filed under: Blog notices, My research, Research blogs — amyjaneb @ 3:16 pm

…my brand new blog.  I’ve been thinking about blogging my research for a while now, and finally decided to take the plunge.  For those that do not already know something about me, I am a second year PhD student of Museum Studies, based in the Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester.  My research is looking at how the material culture of the Cultural Revolution has been collected, interpreted and displayed in contemporary British museums, and how this challenges or reflects the wider image of China in the popular consciousness.

Inspired by other research bloggers like Mary Stevens and Lynn Bethke, I intend to use this blog to collect my thoughts, chart my progress and organise useful sources as I find them.  I suspect my approach will be quite rambling at times, and I doubt that I will make any really incisive breakthroughs (and if I do, I probably won’t blog ’em just in case my ideas get nicked!), but this blog is – first and foremost – a tool to facilitate the writing of my thesis, which may – as a happy coincidence – make for interesting reading.

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4 Comments »

  1. Welcome to the world of research blogging. I know I find it soothing to talk to the world instead of just to myself. 😉

    Comment by Lynn — February 19, 2007 @ 3:56 pm

  2. Thanks Lynn – much appreciated. Must think of something devastatingly intellectual to say now!

    Comment by amyjaneb — February 19, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  3. Yes, welcome! Unfortunately I have no idea how to say that in Chinese but I would if I could. I look forward to following your progress…

    Comment by Mary — February 22, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

  4. Ah well, I believe that might be huanying ni. Thanks Mary. 🙂

    Comment by amyjaneb — February 22, 2007 @ 6:08 pm


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