A Ride at Northeast

It has been almost two months here, and the busy days have just began. Fortunately, there is a fall break for Graduate School as well (As far as I know, Harvard and MIT do not have such arrangement). Instead of tripping to New York like most of the other new (international) students would do on […]

Moving (again)

(Play it while reading :). Sheena Ringo – Life is Full of Dreams) It has been almost four years in Germany. I still can remember the feeling about the short review (in German) I wrote a year ago. The writing was sentimental, about the study and the life here, about the transition from surviving (überleben) to living (leben), about […]

Lost in Translation? Einblick in die politischen Statements während Merkels Staatsbesuch in China (2018)

Bundeskanzlerin Merkel hat vor ihrem Staatsbesuch in dem Podcast deutlich den Begriff “Multilateralismus” als die allerwichtigste Agenda gesetzt – Ein Protest gegen Trumps Protektionismus (We’re America, Bitch), aber auch ein Versuch, mit der chinesischen Führung einen Konsens über die Weltordnung zu finden. Angesicht der Entwicklungen in der letzten Zeit nahmen die USA nicht mehr die […]

Surveillance (Photography Series, 2018)

This year in March and April, I revisited China again and traveled to multiple cities. A general impression is that the Chinese authorities are asserting an excessive control in various occasions: For getting a train, you usually need to be checked twice to get to the platform; At a metro station, a check before departure […]