Who Can Teach You About Life?

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Last week, I read David Brooks’s column “Mis-Educating the Young”  which opens with his lunch conversation with a former student, Lucy Fleming, a 20 something recent college graduate.  Brooks asks what she has learned in her first year out of…

Mable, New York

Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Do You Still Stay in Touch with Former Colleagues?

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Last week, I visited Tokyo with two of my former colleagues whom I worked with for about 9 months in 2015 at a global public relations consultancy. Though all of us had left the company, we still keep in touch…

Lee Zhang, Shanghai

Lee Zhang

You can contact Li Zhang at zhangli0828@hotmail.com.

A letter to Baba

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Dear Baba 爸爸, Father’s Day always falls as summer begins to swell. This time of year reminds me of when we would fly from China to the United States and visit Grandma and Grandpa in Long Island, New York. The…

Leah Jarrett

Leah Jarrett

You can contact Leah at leahyjarrett@gmail.com

Take 2

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Listening to Mark Zuckerberg’s speech to Harvard’s graduating class of 2017, I was struck by a poignant point he made. “Ideas don’t come out fully formed, they only become clearer as you work on them. You just have to get…

Alexandra

Alexandra Tirado

You can contact Alexandra at tirado85@gmail.com.

A father’s love — like mountain, like water.

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Going abroad might be a carefree vacation for you, but to my family, it is a huge deal. My father will kowtow in front of the Bodhisattva and pray for my upcoming traveling a week before I leave, and my…

Quanzhi Guo

Quanzhi Guo

Quanzhi Quo is a sophomore at Colgate University. You can contact Quanzhi Guo at guoquanzhi321@gmail.com.

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Exclusive Part Two Interview with Chinese Pianist Lang Lang

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World-renowned classical pianist Lang Lang talks about his International Music Foundation, and his vision to educate and inspire the next generation.

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Exclusive Part One Interview with Chinese Pianist Lang Lang

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Headliners & Heroes presents exclusive part one interview with world-renowned classical pianist Lang Lang. He describes his childhood in China, his passion for piano performing and his road to success.

Choices & Crossroads

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“Why am I here?” “I want to go home…” “Should I stay?” “Should I leave?” “Where am I going?” On this late night when I was screaming my lungs out, I was breathlessly holding onto a lamppost to avoid getting…

Mable, New York

Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

What Makes You Strong?

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Everyone wants to be strong.   No one wants to suffer to become stronger. But life is a cycle of suffering, enduring and rebounding. ‘Either you have experienced adversity, or you are about to.” Daniel Gilbert, the author of “Stumbling…

Mable, New York

Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Is This All There Is?

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Two months ago, I made a decision to divert from a career path I once thought I would follow for at least another 5 years. Friends were surprised. So were former colleagues. “You were doing great. Why are you leaving?”…

Anita Xu

Anita Xu

You can contact Anita Xu at anitaxu@162.144.26.251/~chinaper.

What if you’re rejected?

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Every year right around March I see a plethora of articles on college acceptances, success stories, and rejection stories. She knew I care about education and have been actively involved in non-for-profits that are focused on assisting high school students…

What Intimidates You?

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When I was young, everything intimidated me and nothing intimidated me.  I used my youth and naivety to ask direct questions, seek candid answers, and show genuine curiosity. That personality trait served me well as I grew up to become…

Mable, New York

Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.