I am a Chinese graduate student. The following is part of my master's thesis. Who can help me polish my language. Thank you very much.William Somerset Maugham (1874 1965), born in Paris, is one of the most popular writers in British literature. He has created about 20 novels, more than 100 short stories, 32 plays as well as lots of memoirs, travel essays, comments etc., all his life. Maugham has shown his versatility in all the literary fields except poem. what's more, a number of his novels have been adapted to movies. The income from these successful movie adaptations and his writings allow Maugham to live a very comfortable life.

Maugham's creation period spans as long as 65 years and his works are very popular around the world. However, despite his popularity among ordinary readers all over the world, he has not received the due recognition from the literary critics or his peers for many of them hold that he is just a writer in"the very first row of the second raters". (maugham The Summing Up, 1938)Maugham's main works include Of Human Bondage, which is considered as his representative work, The Moon and Sixpence, The Razor's Edege, Cakes and Ale and so on.

It can be said safely that Maugham's works have the strongest exotic flavor among British writers. Due to his hobby, Maugham all his life has visited lots of countries and regions such as Russia, South America, the South Pacific islands and so on. Maugham is also very interested in the Oriental culture especially Chinese culture and he visited China in 1999 with his life-long companion Gerald Haxton. Based on his travel around China, he has created the travel essays collection On a Chinese Sreen, the novel The Painted Veil , the short story The Letter which is latter adapted to the play The Letter, and the play East of Suez.

Other works related to China or Chinese people include Of Human Bondage, short stories Ah King, The Narrow Corner, A Casual Affair, The Door of Opportunity and so on. By adopting Imagology of comparative literature, this thesis will research the images of China in Maugham works. Meanwhile, Said's Orientalism theory is also adopted as an auxiliary theory in this thesis. Since the images of China are mainly depicted and reflected in On a Chinese Sreen, this thesis will focus on this work.
I am a Chinese graduate student. The following is part of my master's thesis. Who can help me polish my language. Thank you very much. William Somerset Maugham (1874 1965), born in Paris, is one of the most popular writers in British literature. He has created

"He wrote"... you would only use "he has written" if you were expecting him to write more.
about 20 novels, more than 100 short stories, 32 plays as well as lots of memoirs, travel essays, comments etc., all his life.

"During his life"... which is of course a bit redundant, as few writers write after death, so leave it out. Or recast the whole sentence to something like "During his career he wrote"...
"Lots of" and "what's more" are rather informal.
Maugham has shown

"showed"
his versatility in all the literary fields except poem.

"poetry"
what's more, a number of his novels have been adapted to movies. The income from these successful movie adaptations and his writings allow

"allowed" .. there seems to be a general problem with tenses here, perhaps because the convention when writing history is to use the imperfect, whereas in literary criticism the present is usually used. Compare the history of his life in Wikipedia
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W . Somerset Maugham) with the outline of one of his works (e.g. Moon and Sixpence).
Maugham to
live a very comfortable life. Maugham's creation

"creative"
period spans as long as 65 years and his works are very popular around the world. However, despite his popularity among ordinary readers all over the world, he has not received the due recognition from the literary critics or his peers, (comma)

for many of them hold that he is just a writer in"the very first
row of the second raters". (maugham The Summing Up, 1938)Maugham's main works include Of Human Bondage, which is considered as ... It can be said safely that Maugham's works have the strongest exotic flavor among British writers. Due to his hobby,

What hobby?
Maugham all his life has visitedLeave out "has" lots of countries and regions such as Russia, South America, the South Pacific islands and so on. Maugham is also very interested in the Oriental culture especially Chinese culture and he visited China in 1999

Date?
with his life-long companion Gerald Haxton. Based on his travel

"travels" would be more usual. Don't ask me why.
around China, he has created the travel essays collection On a Chinese Sreen, the novel The Painted Veil , the short story The Letter which is latter

"was later"
adapted to the play The Letter, and the play East of Suez. Other works related to China or Chinese people include Of Human Bondage, short stories Ah King, The Narrow Corner, A Casual Affair, The Door of Opportunity and so on. By adopting

the ?
Imagology of comparative literature, this thesis will research the images of China in Maugham

"Maugham's"
works. Meanwhile, Said's Orientalism

"theory of Orientalism"?
theory is also adopted as an auxiliary theory in this thesis. Since the images of China are mainly depicted and reflected in On a Chinese Sreen, this thesis will focus on this work.

Tenses, and a few idioms. Otherwise it seems very good. At least, you write English better than I could write French.
JS
No, 'shown'
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"He wrote"... you would only use "he has written" if ... wrote"... "Lots of" and "what's more" are rather informal. "showed"

No, 'shown'

He meant "Maugham showed" rather than "Maugham has shown". This is supposed to be a simple narrative, don't forget.

John Briggs
I am a Chinese graduate student. The following is part of my master's thesis. Who can help me polish my language. Thank you very much.

Polish = people from Poland
English = language from England
Polish English = people from Poland using language from England

Is it legal for me to turn the above around ? Like English Polish ?
I am a Chinese graduate student. The following is part of my master's thesis. Who can help me polish my language. Thank you very much.

Polish = people from Poland English = language from England Polish English = people from Poland using language from England Is it legal for me to turn the above around ? Like English Polish ?

It's liable to confuse the reader. Better to say "English speakers of Polish" or something similar.

John Hall
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No, 'shown'

He meant "Maugham showed" rather than "Maugham has shown". This is supposed to be a simple narrative, don't forget.

Ah yes, I see what he meant now.