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Kaiwei

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About Kaiwei

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  • Location
    Massachusetts
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    EALC
  1. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    @kotatsumuri @spicyramen Congrats, folks! Looking forward to hearing about your decisions! Also, on the topic of funding: if your offers have been made available, maybe via the web portals, and you still don't have your financial-aid info, I would call the financial-aid office at the school; they should be able to confirm what your package is. I had an official funding letter scanned and sent to me via email to confirm the amount of aid I would receive, without having to wait for the snail-mail packet. 加油!
  2. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    @kotatsumuri Congrats! That's wonderful news all around. Hoping you get funding
  3. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    Well, folks, this marks the end of my application cycle. I wanted to say thank you to everyone for the advice and commiseration during these stressful months. Gradcafe is such a valuable resource, and I hope to meet some of you in person in the future! 后会有期! 加油! P.S To RSEA admits: I spoke with financial aid, and they will be mailing the official offers tomorrow. See you guys in Cambridge!
  4. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    Haven't posted for a while because I've been really busy. But I've been admitted to RSEA as well!!! So excited!!!!
  5. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    Rejected from UWashington... Just glad to be moving this thing along! Four more to go
  6. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    @thesiswillbegreat Welcome and congrats on your Harvard admit! That is quite an accomplishment. As for history vs. area studies, I never realized that the history PhD would be more competitive in the job market, but it would make sense as you could apply for multiple positions across departments when looking for TT positions. This was something I found interesting, "Because of its demanding language requirements, the HEAL PhD takes about eight years to complete on average". Do most people complete this in under that requirement? Although I will probably apply for EALC when I go for PhD, the HEAL program looks great, and the curriculum seems quite comprehensive.
  7. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    Welcome, @BagelBabee! And, yes, congrats on your acceptance to Brown! That's a great accomplishment Another day of waiting, folks... I'm pretty excited for these next two months to be over and decisions made. I feel lucky to be accepted to multiple programs, but I still obsessively check my email for the other 5 programs I'm awaiting answers from. It will be nice to have all the admits in front of me, so I can make the final decision and begin planning for the major life shift I'm about to make.
  8. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    Thanks, @mxiongturquoise! Ronald Egan is an incredible scholar, and I would love to work with him! And I love the 對聯 as well! What programs did you apply to?? My friend, who just did their MA at Columbia, has been rejected to 4/5 programs. I thought the whole point of going to a top program was to make the transition into a good PhD easier... I'm 有点儿糊涂 right now ... Apparently getting rejected the first time applying to PhD programs is a common occurrence, though. That really stinks! @Naito Ugghh, the corporate ladder... I'm not sure I could handle it (even though I work at a large tech. company now). I'm sure something will work out. You're a smart fella! (Definitely a nut, though!) And congrats, @AnUglyBoringNerd! It seems like you have some amazing offers there (and across disciplines, too)! 加油!
  9. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    Thanks for the congrats, folks! And leave it to Harvard to break hearts on Valentine's day... 春节快乐!
  10. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    Accepted to Stanford's MA program! Received letter from POI!
  11. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    @Jules4663 Congrats! That's a great accomplishment! And their program seems wonderful as well! @mxiongturquoise Very cool stuff. I have read Yeats' Byzantium poems once or twice. Sounds like an amazing comparison with 桃花源記. I would be quite interested to read that paper!
  12. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    @Kongyiji 欢迎你来参加咱们的谈话!And congrats on your acceptance to UC Berkeley! I wasn't accepted to their program, but I do study Medieval Chinese Poetry, along with being a poet myself. I've been accepted to CU Boulder and might end up there for my masters, so maybe we'll cross paths at some point out west. @kotatsumuri It's great that you have an acceptance to University of Alberta! Must take a good bit of the pressure off. I'm still waiting to hear from six more programs and trying to avoid checking my email 100+ times a day... I went skiing yesterday, and the conditions were amazing--took my mind off applications for an entire day. What a treat! Will be tuning into the olympics this afternoon for added distraction. Curling anyone?? 加油⛽️!
  13. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    @chihiro Congrats on the admit!
  14. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    Congrats to everyone admitted to Berkeley! Just received a rejection from them last night... Onward and upward, folks!
  15. Kaiwei

    EALC 2018

    @kotatsumuri Congrats! Very happy for you Also, congratulations to all the folks with UChicago acceptances as well! And welcome to the folks who have joined this burgeoning discussion. I've been incognito lately due to an increased workload but have been happily following along. @mxiongturquoise I, too, am interested in Irish poetry, and other modernists! I've taken a big influence in my own poetry from W.B. Yates, and I hope to some day tie him into my study of poets in China (possibly pertaining to his infatuation with the Occult and the iconography derived from this!) I also am a big fan of Su Shi, I wrote my undergraduate thesis on subjectivity in his poetry. I haven't read 林語堂's biography, though! I'll have to add it to the list... 加油 everyone! And here is one of my favorite quatrains: 橫看成嶺側成峰,遠近高低各不同, 不識廬山真面目,只緣身在此山中。 蘇軾
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