From the Arch to the Great Wall
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About the Author

My name is Rich Yueh. I am currently a junior at Purdue studying Computer and Information Technology with a minor in Management. I was honored to receive the Outstanding Teen Volunteer Award in 2003 at the St. Louis Science Center as well as the OCA Youth Leadership Award in early 2004. During my high school years I played on the Varsity golf team and performed with the marching band for 3 years. Here at college, I am an active member of Triangle Fraternity and participate in many other groups and clubs such as Camera Club and the Association of Computing Machinery.  

I chose to go on this trip for many reasons. First, I felt it was important to learn more about my history and background. You cannot move on in the future without acknowledging the past and I felt this trip was the proper time to do so. Second, I wanted to see what China was like and encounter a country other than the US. As soon as I got to China I was hit by culture shock and instead of fighting it, relished it because I knew I could not get this at home. Lastly, though equally important, I went to practice my Chinese. The Chinese language is becoming more and more popular and I did not want to fall behind.

I write my articles in order to open myself up and share my experience as a second-generation Asian embracing 5,000 years of ancient Chinese history, as well as tasting new foods, meeting new people, and talking about the trip in general. I welcome all feedback that can be sent to Rich.Yueh@scanews.com.

(07.15.2004)

Note from the author:

As I continue to write my articles, I notice that sometimes my grammar and verb tense does not stay consistent throughout each article. I attribute this to writing my journal in past tense and then while reading from it, writing in a present tense and trying to maintain the "past tense" feeling. If anything is ever unclear or hard to understand, please let me know at rich.yueh@scanews.com.


作者簡介

岳群,今年18歲,目前在普渡大學電腦系就讀,曾獲2004年美華協會青少年領導才能獎,聖路易科學館傑出義工獎,並膺選聖路易西派克衛高中高爾夫球校隊及參加學校樂隊擔任鼓手,住在密蘇里州聖路易市郊區Chesterfield城。

有幾個原因讓我參加了今年六月聖路易大學高中中國訪問團,首先我覺得我應該多認識一些我的歷史和背景,不知過去怎可預見未來,這是個適當的機會去認識中國。此外,我真的很想看看中國是什麼樣子,到了中國後,我所感覺到的文化衝擊對我而言,不是挑戰,而是享受那種在美國無法體會的感覺,最後,另外一個同等重要的原因是我想要練習我的中文,中文在世界上愈來愈普遍,我得要好好把握機會練習說中文。

經由這個專欄,我願意將身為第二代亞裔移民的感受和大家分享,包括古老中國五千年的歷史,好吃的中國食物和在旅遊中所遇到的新朋友,當然也有著旅遊期間的一般見聞,歡迎大家與我一起分享這種感受,請隨時電郵:Rich.Yueh@scanews.com



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