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Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Ms Lucrezia Botti


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Ms Lucrezia Botti
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Thesis title:
Beauty and Desire in Xianglianti (Fragrant-Dressing-Case-Style) Poetry (Working Title)
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After having spent the first nineteen years of my life in Lecco, Northern Italy, I decided to set off for London in order to pursue a BA degree in Chinese at SOAS. Throughout my undergraduate studies I became increasingly interested in pre-modern Chinese literature. Last year I chose to take my interest a step further by pursuing an MA in Sinology. In the last two years my research has mainly focused on traditional Chinese poetry, with particular attention to the following thematic aspects: the aestheticization of reality, the appreciation of female beauty, and the exploration of private emotions related to the sphere of love and desire.