Vassar College Digital Library

Institutional Repository

Vassar College's institutional repository reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to many collections, including a variety of senior theses and projects from disciplines ranging from American Culture to Urban Studies. 

In early 2022 Vassar College Libraries moved the institutional repository from Digital Window to the Vassar College Digital Library. This new method of access is a work in progress and will be officially launched in June 2022. The original Digital Window will remain accessible through July 1, 2022. 

Deng Xiaoping, Dazibao and Dissent: A Critical Analysis of the Xidan Democracy Wall Movement

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2013-January-01
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A critical analysis of various misconceptions surrounding the 1978-9 Beijing Xidan Democracy Wall Movement. The narrative of the movement has been skewed by both the Chinese and United States governments and the false story has continued in much of the...

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Does Might Make Right? An Exploration of Policing in the Shanghai French Concession

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2020-January-01
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This thesis examines the use of policing to quell social unrest as a form of state management in the Shanghai's French Concession during the early twentieth century.

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Gaming Across the Divide: Racial Dynamics in e-Sports and the Changing Landscape of East-West Relations

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2013-January-01
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The racial dynamics of professional <em>StarCraft</em>, an online game subject to e-sports, or competitive video games, are placed in the context of globalization and the development of new media technologies.

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Shakes, Quakes and Kokoro no care

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2013-January-01
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The 3.11 events in 2011 are historically the most destructive series of natural disasters to have ever hit the island nation of Japan. But while the international media has commended the bravery of survivors and applauded Japanese efforts to provide...

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Women on the Front of Change: Personal Histories from Japanese Female College Students from 1960 to the Current Day

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2015-January-01
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This thesis will use narratives from five female alumnae of Japanese high schools and university to construct a more complete understanding of how education reform actually affects women in high school and university. After the Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEOL)...

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