23: Waiting

Interestingly, I am slowly getting used to writing in English, instead of Chinese or German. Foreign languages are weird when it comes to communication that aims to reveal the thoughts. They are not the mother tongue or the kind of languages that is already deeply embedded in the daily socializing in a very broad sense […]

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 […]