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Living Library: 19th

Living Library
Living Books

Jennifer Ball Los Angeles

 

Suzhou, Give Me Chinese Lesson Time

Guest Lecturer of Soochow University

Her rich life experiences provided her with the characteristics of a multi discipline education. Beginning with her deep attraction to Chinese paintings and characters she began a long journey of Chinese studies. From the study of logic to music, she found a special way to study Chinese characters. As a silent contributor from Los Angeles to Suzhou, she is a bridge spreading culture in China.

Zhuang Fang

Actor, director, future chemist

XJTLU Film and Theatre Club

Wearing my white coat I am a chemist with a white lab rat in my hand; the red curtains go up and I dramatically transform into an actor; backstage behind the curtain I am a strategizing director. Excellent students not only know how to study, but need to develop ones social skills. If you want to be great at acting or in your social circle come and learn from the best!

Yuxin Fu

Fighting for Songs, Poetry, and Far Away Places

Foreign Language Lover

She traveled the world alone, touching ground in a foreign country, with a strange language, and a culture so vastly different from her own. What she expected to see was a poor and under developed Mexico, but all she saw was a country full of passion and excitement.

Shiyin Chen

Using Sports to Communicate True Strength

President and Founder of XJTLU American Football Club

Founder of the first university American Football Club in Jiangsu Province

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a cute darling ‘Lolita’ and adrenaline pumped sports were to collide? Well wonder no more because she founded the XJTLU American Football Club and is even preparing to travel to Shanghai for a competition next month. This traditional American sport founded on university campuses spreads the spirit of cooperation, and teamwork. You may not always be the brightest stars, but you will be proud of the team. When time has flown by and you look back on your life you can yell out: “I remember running wild under the sunset, that was the time of my life!” For more stories on passion, sports, and friendship come and join our poetry session.

Yucong Li

The Hesitant Web Developer

Former President of the Student Entrepreneurs Association

Everyone feels a little lost and confused in their 20s, but during this time he joined the Mathematics Club, hosted the Radio Club, and led the Student Entrepreneurs Association for half a year. From school life to work life there were many changes, such as participating in Tencent’s annual media conference WE assembly, product manager training camp, and joining Ali Cloud conference to name a few. If you’re interested in hearing about two years of ups and downs, decision making, the current times, and fragmentation of the masses, please come and have a listen.

Xiaoyu Zhang

XJTLU Sister Knows Best
The most warm XJTLU We-Medi      Mysterious Patriotic “Big Sister”      New Media Operations course Student Lecture

Junior year she developed her interest in media and it was because of her compassionate writing that she was nicknamed the “warmest We-Media journalist”. By senior year she slowly said goodbye to her student life, started doing new media operations projects, using the Internet to make friends and fans. If you are at the beginning of your student life and could use a cup of “chicken soup” come and have a chat with your XJTLU big sister, she knows best!

Yiming Zhang

This nerd isn’t cold

Founder of Xue Tan Academic Network

Renren/The interconnected society is fading, paper materials are becoming obsolete; the big theological tyrants cannot climb any higher. The time of the Internet brings the question, how can I find good educational resources? Besides his studies, he found time to create an academic information sharing website derived from the network of UNESCO science and in the process gained recognition as Jiangsu Province’s Key Project of 2015. Do you also feel that your learning and entrepreneurial activities are not balanced? Having trouble finding work? We’ve heard this guy is pretty cool, come and check out his creative words of wisdom!

Yilun He

Career Design

First Place Scholarship Recipient      Internship at a Fortune 500 Company

How to make your grade soar? How to earn your own tuition fees? Yilun will share how to do these at the same time!Are you going to study abroad? How to choose the most suitable schools? Do Masters’ school only look at your third and fourth year grades? How to evaluate its value? How to make HR change their mind when they refuse you at the interview? How to get your company, your idea and your product into consumer position? This living book will assist you embark on your early career. If you are interested in any topic, please come and “read” this book about study and career!

Zehui Zhang

Girls, don’t only Dream of Being a Princess!
Lecture for optional courses, President of XJTLU Social Work Club
Founder of Suzhou Cross-Culture Communication Company “Mirror Studio”

Listen to those things about makeup, etiquette, self-confidence that girls should know.

News

“真人图书馆”又一年在西浦

    11月3日,由图书馆举办的“真人图书馆活动”在中心楼123W顺利举行。9位拥有不同经历的老师和学生向听众分享了自己别样的故事,近百位学生前来参与,提出自己心中的疑惑,同时,也受到了触动与启发。

    活动中,嘉宾们分别坐在不同的区域,提示板上写着他们的大致经历和独特理念,前来参加活动的学生们可以根据自己的兴趣爱好,坐到不同区域,听此区域的嘉宾分享个人经历与心得。活动共分三场,每场之后,学生可以选择留下或者去听另一位嘉宾的故事。本次活动的9位主讲嘉宾有来自洛杉矶、被汉字所吸引的教授包珍妮、前往墨西哥支教一个月的大二学生付宇馨、想要运营最温暖的自媒体的大四学生张小禹、“大杂烩”真人书和逸伦等。

    本场唯一的外国嘉宾包珍妮教授来自美国洛杉矶,现为苏州大学客座教授,她认为汉字对于了解其他所有语言是很关键的。多年来,她以逻辑学为基础研究汉字的结构,并将多年来的研究成果和心得在真人图书馆与读者分享。她说,她很喜欢真人图书馆这样轻松、自由的环境,也很享受与西浦学生的互动交流,她希望借此机会和西浦的师生建立长期的友谊,常常进行学术交流与合作。嘉宾之一的付宇馨同学来自国际商务与西班牙语专业。大量的语言课和就业问题让她对未来感到迷茫,而朋友去印度支教的经历使她受到感触,她决定也去外面的世界走走看看。在她最初的印象中,墨西哥是个充满暴力、毒品、不太安全的国家,然而住家对她细致的照顾,墨西哥人的热情友善,都让她意识到墨西哥也是个温暖的地方。同时,她发现墨西哥人对中国也有一些偏见,如他们关心中国人对日本的看法、对宗教的看法等。付宇鑫同学认为,切身经历往往会让彼此感受到真诚、建立信任,从而消除一些误解和文化偏见。

    此外,其他嘉宾们也分享了他们各自的经历,包括如何高效学习、如何创业以及自我提升等。在休息时间,嘉宾包珍妮教授还特别准备了法国号、小号演奏以及她改编的歌曲演唱。

    活动持续了两个小时,正在攻读博士生的董行同学表示,经过这次“真人图书馆”活动,他了解了自己所没有的经历,这些故事带给他很大的触动和启发,希望日后能够多加参与。

    图书馆用户服务部的王思云老师表示,此次活动创造了一个自由沟通互动的平台,在这里,同学们眼中的“牛人”不再遥不可及,学生可以近距离地与他们接触,提出自己的问题,嘉宾们也能更有针对性、更细致有效地分享自己的心得。这个活动已经有四年的历史,并且会一直开展下去。

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