My interests really diverge in terms of these research themes. There are two major types that I particularly interested in: arts of minorities and immigration. Arts: Arts can speak. From reading Ghost of Berlin, the deepest impression I got is that architecture and arts can tell the history, not only plainly present the facts, but also tell the emotion and burden behind it. Connected with the issue of minorities, I am curious about how artists with Asian or maybe Chinese background expressed themselves in their arts? What meaning they want to be received by the audience? Does this message reflects their emotion, their identity and their understanding about themselves as well the country.
Immigration Part: Age of immigration states several reasons for migration movement and resulting consequence of immigration. There was a huge jump in German economy after the second world war. The industry needed more human labor to be functionalized. The influx of guest works from other parts of Europe since 1950s result in the current demographic of Germany. "What does it mean to be a German? " presents insights about current situation for minorities in Germany. Concept of new German, their struggles and their actions. It is surprised to see that most of German still keep the cognition of Germany as a monoracial country.
"Civil movements in U.S versus Germany: How minority address their problems raised by their identity."