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Jujutsu in the Courtyard

Jujutsu in the Courtyard
On June 1st, HNCers gathered in the courtyard for a tournament a year in the making. For the past two semesters the Chinese American Jujutsu club (CAJJ or 中美柔術) has been learning and practicing the art of jujutsu (柔術) under fellow student Gene Yu: “I’m so proud of the CAJJ class that we held– the progress of the guys that had the heart to stick it out through all the battles... 

A Day in the Country

A Day in the Country
On Saturday March 14th, interested Hopkins-Nanjing Center students, faculty and staff shared two buses to a day’s worth of activities: picking strawberries on a farm in Lishui 溧水, visiting the more than 300 year-old street in Gaochun 高淳, and exploring the Rouge River 胭脂河 and the natural stone bridge 天生桥 that spans it. ... 

Korean Barbecue 韩国烧烤

Korean Barbecue 韩国烧烤
A draw for Korean students looking for cheap and tasty eats, Korean Barbecue provides both in spades to those willing to find the hidden gem. Korean pop listlessly plays in the background, the servers are as attentive as how successful you are at catching their attention, and, unless you arrive on one of those increasingly rare days, the house tea is hot water. All is worth it however for the delicious... 

Taking the Law into their Own Hands

Taking the Law into their Own Hands
“All rise.” The Hopkins-Nanjing Center’s 2011 Jessup Moot Court Team filtered into the conference-room-turned-court-room, already filled with curious students, professors, and administration, to watch the dress rehearsal for their upcoming competition. By Monday, the team will be in Jinan, the capital of Shandong province, representing the HNC in the national part of this international... 

The Changing Nature of Journalism in the United States

The Changing Nature of Journalism in the United States
On Monday November 15th, Sewell Chan, the Washington Correspondent to The New York Times, had a brief talk and discussion on the topic of “The Changing Nature of Journalism in the United States” (“变化中的美国新闻业性质”). Topics touched upon by the talk and discussion included United States journalism principles, traditional and novel journalistic models (commercial,... 

The United States, China, and the New Global Geometry

The United States, China, and the New Global Geometry
This past Wednesday November 10th, Former Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. delivered some prepared remarks at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center entitled, “The United States, China, and the New Global Geometry.” His speech touched on a number of international security, economic, political, and regional topics as he interpreted the United States’ diminishing global clout. The Middle...