i would like to extend my deep gratitude to all those who have offered me a lot ofhelp and support in the process of my thesis writing.
first and foremost, my sincere thanks go to professor li changbao, my supervisor,who has offered me numerous valuable comments and suggestions with incomparablepatience and encouraged me profoundly throughout my postgraduate study. without hispainstaking teaching and insightful advice, the completion of this thesis would havebeen impossible.
also, i owe many thanks to all the professors who have taught me during myprevious study in this university, for leading me into a challenging yet fascinating fieldof academic research. the profit that i gained from them will be of everlastingsignificance to my future research.
last but not least, i am deeply indebted to my family and friends, who have helpedme and shared with me my worries, frustrations, and happiness.
this thesis would not come into being if i had not received help from mysupervisor, teachers, classmates, and family. they offered me so much encouragement,without which i could have already given up. but before i express my sincerestgratitude to them, i would thank my god. it was always he who first came to help mewhen my faith was influenced by blake's unorthodox theological thinking. again itwas he who gave me wisdom and patience to do whatever i did for his glory.
“whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” (niv, ecclesiastes 9:10)and here is the prayer when i was in the valley of despair: “may the favor of the lordour god rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us-yes, establish the workof our hands.” (psalm 91:17) it is his faithfulness and unfailing love that urged me towrite the thesis with all my might.
my supervisor xu xiaodong did offer me so much help that i feel so grateful tohim. he has lent me over thirty valuable monographs, biographies, anthologies, andcollections of essays. nearly all of the books were bought from abroad at his ownexpense. his fervent love for literature, his relentless pursuit of knowledge, and hismeticulous attitude towards research manifest the personalities and qualities i shouldcultivate as a qualified scholar. whenever i sent him an article he always gave meprecious suggestions that really improved my critical thinking a lot. for many times ifailed to keep my promise, he forgave me and kept encouraging me to pursue mystudies. i give my most genuinely gratitude to him for his generous help.
besides my supervisor, i have benefited from many other teachers. prof. zhangruwen, prof. yi jianhong, prof. jiang yuebin, sun jiurong and wei lina, they havetaught me many critical approaches and broadened the scope of my knowledge invarious fields of literature. moreover, i would like to extend my gratitude to myclassmates and roommates. they taught me how to balance study and rest. i alsothank my family, especially my sister, who came to my school many times to visit me.
her support and comfort gave me much strength.
lastly my gratitude would be expressed to charles gardner, paul berger, helenc. white, maung ba-han, s. foster damon, j. g. dav中国体彩网大乐透ies. even though some of themhave gone to the land where no traveler returns back, their results of years of researchwill be passed down to future generations. without their researches, students ofwilliam blake would fumble many more years in the mystical land of the mystic-poet.
william ralph inge, miss evelyn underhill, emily herman, joseph b. collins,without whose systematic exploration of mysticism i would be totally at loss in thevast ocean of this particular human experience.
time is a bird forever on the wing. for the past two years' post-graduate study, ireally had a fulfilling life here. not only have i met many knowledgeable teachers, butalso truthful friends. i would like to give my deep gratitude to many of them. first of all, iam most grateful to professor zhang ruwen, my supervisor, who offers me invaluableguidance and help both in my study and my life. without her enlightening suggestions andinstructions, it would be a tough task for me to finish my thesis. besides, i also appreciatemany other teachers who have offered their useful suggestions and inspire me a lot. mythanks also go to my parents, grandparents, my classmates and my loving friends. theircompany is a great consolation to me. i wish everyone could live in peace and happiness.
i would like to grant oceans of thanks to all my respected teachers and friendswho have offered me cordial assistance during the two and a half years.
first and foremost, i owe a special debt of gratitude to my respected supervisorprofessor li changbao, for his patient guidance, insightful suggestions and constantencouragement through the whole process of my thesis. without his inspiringinstructions and invaluable suggestions, it would really be a difficult task for me tocomplete this thesis by myself.
special thanks should also go to all the excellent professors who have taught mein this university over the past two years, for leading me into the field of researchwork, and giving me tremendous inspiration, courage and confidence during my studyhere. their insightful lectures have made my study delightful and enjoyable.
finally, i am also deeply indebted to all my family members and friends for theirencouragement which inspires me every time when i have no motivation to continue.
i must mention all my roommates, who give me a comfortable atmosphere to studyand do me a lot of favor when i need help.
this thesis would not have been possible without constructive advice and helpfrom many persons.
first and foremost, i wish to express my sincere gratitude to my supervisor inchina foreign affairs university, professor ran jijun, for his great advice andguidance on the content and format of this thesis, which is critical for revision.
without his academic guidance, i could not have accomplished this thesis.
i would like to express my appreciation to all my teachers in the englishdepartment of china foreign affairs university, especially to professor he yinghong,professor guo liqiu, professor sun jisheng, professor zhang lei, professor songaiqun, professor wei lamei and professor he qun for everything i have learned fromthem during the two years at this university.
also, the emotional support from my parents and my husband is no less importantthan the academic assistance.
in the end, i would like to express my thanks to my colleagues who helped collectuseful reference books and materials for me.
my sincere gratitude firstly goes to my supervisor associate professor xu whohas been providing me enlightening suggestions, careful proofreading and constantencouragement during the whole process of my thesis writing. without his infinitesupport and illuminating guidance, i would never have been able to finish this thesis.
moreover, his serious scholarship and academic practices, his conscientious andacademic attitude towards teaching and above all, his agreeable personality, haveinfluenced me immensely during the past three years, which also will be a life-longwealth for me.
appreciation also goes to other professors and teachers in the school of foreignstudies, cumt, who have helped me in my postgraduate studies and enlightened meduring the past three years.
besides, i feel deeply indebted to my parents and friends, who have helped mesubstantially through the tough process of thesis writing. my special thanks go to mybest friends whose great help and support have accompanied me all the way in thelong and rewarding experience of writing this thesis.