Janet Davey

School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, College of Arts & Social Sciences

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Janet Davey is a PhD candidate researching ways in which logographic script may inform embodied understandings of figurative language in Chinese. Having studied at ANU since 2014, she recently completed a Bachelor of Asian Studies (Honours), a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies (Year in Asia) with majors in Chinese Language and Chinese Studies, and a Bachelor of Science with Psychology and Mathematics majors. For her Honours thesis, Janet examined contemporary Chinese official narratives under Xi Jinping. Her approach to studying Chinese draws on a curiosity and fascination fostered during a year on exchange at Fudan University in Shanghai. She spends much of her spare time at the ANU gym, where she works as a group fitness instructor.

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