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About Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a current Yale-China fellow. She teaches writing composition and American Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to the fellowship she was a member of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program, and through them worked at a refugee resettlement agency in New Haven and studied nonprofits. She graduated from Yale in 2009 with a degree in philosophy with a focus on international ethics. In her free time she likes to explore, read, run, do yoga, do Krav Maga, and cook. She is looking forward to the service trip and meeting all of its participants soon!

A Little Bit of Chinese— Chéngyǔ 成语

Similar to idioms, chéngyǔ (成语) are set, typically four character Chinese phrases. They are used frequently and often* have ties to Chinese history or ancient literature. Learning chéngyǔ is a great way to get exposed to Chinese culture and is … Continue reading

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A Taste of Hong Kong

Even if you’re only in Hong Kong for short time, you’ll have time to eat. And, with 11,000 restaurants in Hong Kong’s 426 square miles, you won’t have to go far to do so. Harder though, can be choosing a … Continue reading

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Hiking in Hong Kong–A Trip to Mui Wo

Before moving to Hong Kong, I was looking forward to many things in addition to teaching. One was the city itself—my first association with Hong Kong had always been its amazing skyline (see picture below). I was also looking forward … Continue reading

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