Posts Categorized: Politics

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

I had high expectations for China. The Political and Economic Development Program looked like it was made for me: it was hosted by my father’s alma mater, it was in my mom’s hometown with all of my relatives, and I LOVE economics, there was no way that it could not be totally perfect. But the… Read more »

3 Weeks Later – Finding Common Ground

25 days ago, I packed up my bags and left my dorm at Beida (PKU), and took a 13-hour flight back to Chicago and a 4-hour drive to west Michigan. I’m home! I honestly can’t believe it’s already been so long – the time’s flown by fast, and I still remember a lot of my… Read more »

Foreign Farewell

Hello Everyone! I can’t believe there are only two days left in the program here in Beijing! It’s unreal how close the end is. Though this trip was only 8 weeks, it felt like a lifetime. I learned soooo much about Chinese culture, history, politics, and language. This knowledge has allowed me to look at… Read more »

Homesick Celebrity

你好!/Hello!! Welcome back to my blog! The last few weeks have been exciting and exhausting. While I’ve been able to visit various parts of Beijing, I find myself still adjusting to the way of life here. Number one for me has been the food. Now I love Asian cuisine, but only on occasion. I’ve grown… Read more »

Only The Beginning

Hello Friends! Welcome back to my blog! I have been enjoying my time here in China at Peking University (北大). These first few weeks have been exciting and exhausting. I’m going to admit that having class all week is tiring, however I have learned so much about Chinese history and language. One of the weekend… Read more »

BACK AT IT AGAIN

Hello! My name is Nina Sedeno and I am from Chicago, Illinois. I am a rising junior in Weinberg, currently majoring in International Studies and Political Science. I am thrilled to be spending my summer at Peking University! I chose to study abroad in China for two reasons: (1) to strengthen my language skills and… Read more »

We Meet Again!

Hi There! My name is Cheron Z. Mims. After closing out a successful junior year, I am now a senior at Northwestern University (whoo-hoo!) studying Anthropology and Political Science with a Brady Scholars certificate. I am currently sitting on my bed reflecting on the past week I have had to spend with my family before… Read more »

Soothing End

Blind persons give you a Chinese massage in 盲人按摩.  While I heard about this practice, I never had the time to investigate. Time not spent learning about the intricacies of the Chinese language and economy was used to explore Beijing with my friends. No one seemed interested enough in the massage to find them. So on the… Read more »

Mapping the city

Jeffrey Bilik, Public Health in China, Summer 2014 Where to start. It’s been almost two weeks now since I’ve arrived in Beijing, and there’s been so much packed into the last few days. Friends back home are asking me to describe the city to them, and it seems to possess so many contradictory characteristics all… Read more »

Ghetto shortcuts and 50 cent bill$

Yousuf Ahmad, China Wanxiang Fellows Program, Summer 2012 你好 and Salaam everybody! So first thanks for all the feedback and support for the blog! Please let it keep coming! I’m going to focus this post primarily on some of the adventures I’ve taken solo. It’s always nice to travel in groups, have a native speaker… Read more »