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October 10, 2023

Xinming Liao, one of the newest graduate students to DAMES in 2023!

Q: Tell us about yourself!
I am Xinming Liao, and I’m 24 years old. I come from China, and was born in Shanghai but live in Guangzhou.

Q: What program track did you choose in DAMES, and why?

I have been studying Chinese literature and history for a long time. At six years old, I could recite Tao Te Ching and other Chinese classic texts. When I was an undergraduate, I majored in Chinese language and literature. For a broader transcultural horizon, I studied comparative literature as pursuing my first Master’s degree.

Now I chose the Chinese track in DAMES, expecting to study Chinese literature from interdisciplinary perspectives.

Q: What are you hoping to gain from your experiences here in DAMES and at UNC?

I hope to develop my critical thinking and interdisciplinary view by engaging in seminars and lectures.

Q: For fun: what’s your favorite food, favorite animal, or favorite book?

My favorite food is fried salmon and yogurt; my favorite animal is rabbit; and one of my favorite books is The Sublime Object of Ideology written by Zizek.

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