I am taking "African Development" with Professor Frank Holmquist this semester.

I'm interested in Africa for different reasons.

First, Africa is not organized. That means chances and possibilities. Too developed countries tend to be boring.

Second, Africa has resources by all definition. It is under-developed, and it is the paradise for adventure. And, China will certainly have a active role to play. We can help to make China a responsible giant.

Third, Africa is where the largest and most frequent misery of the world come from. To alleviate the suffer of mankind, Africa is a good place to start.

But at the same time, Africa is so far away from my world and my understanding. That's why I find hard to read the papers about that region. I don't have that background.

Reading the history of Africa, it gives me a better understanding of the accumulation of capital, how merciless, how cruel. It tells me that there's no need to shout for my rights. I have to be the powerful, then I can enjoy my rights. Not the other way.

Now as an individual, I'm mostly attracted to this piece of land by its hidden opportunities. But I'm expecting changes.


Long time no see

It has been quite a while since my last post. Blogspot is not available in China, which might not be a bad thing.

It's my third week in US, and so far so good. Life is beautiful, have had a lot of fun. Academics give me a bit of pressure, but there is no problem.

The biggest challenge comes from reading. I need faster speed and higher efficiency to read all these college level materials. It's good that th campus is so diverse, I love to be surprised.

I should and will get a better balance between work and sports. Sports and music make life so much better!