Reminders from CC's social science workshop:
1. The first-class scientists usually are well-read in humanity-- not vice versa for the humanists in science. To shoot high is important therefore you need some good ones to start with.
2. There are works and names are inevitably important for any perspectives in social science. You may or may not agree or like them, but in order to be a well-educated you have no way to skip them. Your job today is to find several of them to be your best new friends. Let their way of thinking become part of yours.
3. Several books were published decades ago. They are not "old" because their ideas keep being inspirational to studies nowadays here and there. Your job is to do your private reading-- digging out the ideas out of the context (which might be outdated).
4. Read both English and Chinese. Find your place somewhere in between West and East. That's one thing you can do and do even better.
4. Find insights about media out of the discipline of "media study." Always keep in mind that there's a whole world next door. Check it out.