Beatrice Chum is a current senior from Hong Kong, with a double major in Politics and East Asian Studies (Korean Studies concentration) and a minor in Latin. Beatrice spent two summers and the first semester of her senior year at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. Here, Beatrice shares her adventure in South Korea and […]
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Yiyin (Mia) Zhong is currently a second-year international student double-majoring in East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature. Mia enjoys learning languages. She believes learning language can help her to comprehend a culture deeper. How many languages do you speak? Chinese and English. I am learning Japanese and German right now. How can you manage […]
It has been a long debate in psychology field about whether people represent abstract concepts by a metaphoric mechanism in our brain. For example, we use space, which is a concrete subject that we can physically experience, to describe time, which is an abstract concept that we cannot sense. We describe a nice and friendly person […]
Ted-Ed recently presented a video by Katherine Hampsten talking about how miscommunication happens and how to avoid it. Miscommunication happens everywhere in life. Even though we are speaking the same language face to face, you might still not understand why I am so angry at what just happened to me. How exactly can that happen?
Do you know what is the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2015? Do you want to take a guess? It is , the emoji of “Face with tears of joy”. James Harbeck discusses this interesting choice of the Word for 2015 in his article “Is an emoji a word? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯” on The Week. There is a […]
When we are reading a lively novel, we feel like actually being in the book, we become the characters in the novel. Then, how to write a fiction that comes alive? TED-Ed presented a video lectured by Nalo Hopkinson. The video talks about how to produce a lively fiction. A good fiction writer knows how […]