vendredi 11 décembre 2015

The defense is over

The jury members
(from right) Prof. Geoff Butcher (UK), Prof. Anne Marie Moulin, 
Prof. Alain Leplège, Prof. Anne Fagot-Largeault, Dr. Thomas Pradeu

The defense of my thesis is over. I have attended two defenses in the field of logics and oriental history to see how they are operated. The first time I saw it, I was surprised at the length of the process. It lasted four hours. The jury was composed of seven members. I don't know how it is operated in the field of science in France, but I now understand it is normal in humanities. Honestly speaking, I simply could not imagine myself in the position of the thesis defender at the time.

As usual, I had to prepare for this occasion until the last moment. The discussion session was intense and extremely stimulating. Many interesting points to be discussed in the thesis were raised. These points should be helpful to my future reflections. In this sense, the defense has become another point of departure. It is indeed the commencement.

This was not my original purpose in France. But now that I finished this process, I feel as if I renewed myself and can see a different future ahead of me. I would like to thank all members of jury, last but not least my thesis advisor.

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