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Xiaotong suggested that my blog lacked some theoretical investigation and literature support on “dual identity”, which I think is worth reflecting and learning from. It is true that when I searched the references I did not find too many papers that fit well with everyday social identity attributes, so I did not insert them. But I think I can try to change my thoughts: since I couldn’t find identity comparisons, I could try to find literature or documentaries that deal with a certain kind of identity and learn about the situation of a certain kind of social identity, the way it responds to society, etc. These kinds of papers are also a learning resource for me to think about human social identity. This is something I need to make up for.

Secondly, Xiaotong mentioned that I did not place my perspective in a more ambitious context. In fact, I have already mentioned in my previous blog that because the term “IDENTITY” has been widely used in colonial post-colonial and new immigrant studies and so on, the grand narrative seems to cover the connotation of the word. But when we look at the people in our lives, we move from place to place and meet different people every day so our identities can be in constant flux. So I have chosen to focus on the self from a small perspective, on the people things and events around me.

As for Spring Tide, I didn’t choose this work in the end. Firstly I didn’t have any other works that I could tie in with to establish a pairing and secondly I wasn’t sure if the film’s copyright was open for use. So just as Xiaotong considered, I chose to forgo the presentation of this work.

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