In-depth Studying Begins!

A few days ago, I discovered that I have full, free access to JSTOR and a bunch of other journal repositories through my job. THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR MY EXCITEMENT! I am several hundred articles down the rabbit hole and happy squeaking the whole way.

Things I’m studying (assume Tang and Song Dynasties of China unless otherwise noted):
– Courtesans and their place in society/function/what they did/how their “business” worked/sexual mores, etc.
– Poetry and literature
– Gardens (for relaxation and pleasure)
– Furniture and its construction
– Music
– Fabrics
– Clothing
– Hairstyles (and their meaning)
– Jewelry

I’ve also started studying the Chinese language, especially how to read it, so that will open a lot of study opportunities as well.

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