An East Asian Studies and International Studies major at Yale, Gang has extensive travel, work and study experience in China and with Chinese. In 2007, he received the Richard U. Light Fellowship to study Chinese in Beijing. The following year, Gang interned for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Shanghai, where he focused on environmental protection technologies. The summer before graduation, he worked with U.S. Department of State in the U.S. Embassy of Tokyo on issues of environmental, economic and trade policy. During his time at Yale, Gang was a member of the Yale Concert Band and toured in the U.S., Mexico, and Brazil. Furthermore, he served as a Master's Aide in Davenport College, as a tutor for Instrumental Connections and Teaching in Elementary Schools (T.I.E.S.), and as a peer advising coordinator at the Yale Center for International Experience. Following his time in China, Gang is considering further education in international relations and a career related to China and East Asia.
You think the rivalry between Pierson and Davenport gets a little out of hand? You haven’t met the students in China yet. Before I continue, let me briefly explain how the student body is structured in Chinese high schools. When … Continue reading →
The photo shown in the background is the gate of one of the few preserved county yamens in China, located in Xiuning's Zhuangyuan Square. Dating from the Yuan dynasty (1345), this building would have been the seat of the Xiuning government, housing the offices of the local magistrate. Now it has been converted into the national Zhuangyuan Museum (the zhuangyuan was the scholar who received the highest score on the national civil service exam in the Imperial Examination system; Xiuning produced more zhuangyuan than any other place in China).