DONG: Widening the path of success

March 30, 2015
Admitted students could spark a constructive conversation on the issues facing higher education in China today.

DONG: Cause for concern

February 20, 2015
For Chinese students, there should be a degree of concern as we think about home, even on occasions such as the Lunar New Year holiday.

DONG: A well-intentioned mistake

November 7, 2014
SOHO China’s $10 million donation helps Yale, but there are better ways to help low-income Chinese students.

DONG: On climate, think of growth models

September 25, 2014
I wonder if the protesters at the People’s Climate March had in mind their brothers and sisters around the world, especially those in a desperate situation like China.

DONG: The detained World Fellow

August 29, 2014
There are plenty of people raring to climb the social ladder by selling their soul, but few have been as successful as the 2005 Yale World Fellow.
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DONG: Reflecting on terror

March 7, 2014
“You are never told what really happened. You are only made to hate in confusion, fear in confusion, live in confusion and die in confusion.” Among the millions of comments after the terrorist attack in Kunming last Saturday, no one said it better than a reporter in this popular quote. On the night of March »
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DONG: Celebrating the Lunar New Year

January 31, 2014
An increasing number of Chinese students, even those in top universities, have never been offered the opportunity to fully appreciate the wonders of our culture.
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DONG: Mao, here and there

January 17, 2014
Things have changed dramatically in China since Mao’s passing, but Mao’s place in history is becoming more and more unchallengeable in official propaganda and Chinese education.

DONG: Honor without a code

October 29, 2013
When students cheat for the thrill of it, honor does not matter — they want to do something dishonorable, to rebel against the system.

DONG: Translating the gift of education

August 28, 2013
Few have heard of Rong Hong, the first Chinese per- son ever to graduate from college, and a member of the Yale Class of 1854. For Chinese stu- dents like me, however, Hong’s story is a perfect reminder of how my education should be used.