I’m Zizai, a sophomore at Duke university. I intend to study the Ideas and Forces that have shaped the contemporary society. My goal is to be a Renaissance man.
Learning the landscapes of Mathematics is my focus in 2020.
I spent a large part of 2019 reading books and doing internships in Legal, Educational, and Financial industries. I started college in September, and during my first semester at Duke, I was involved in the production of As You Like It. I played Duke Frederick and Duke Senior.
In 2017 and 2018, I studied in the Humanities Programme, Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore. I took Knowledge and Inquiry, History, Literature in English, and Mathematics. I focused on philosophy during those two years. My friends and I initiated the Inaugural Hwa Chong Invitational Philosophy Olympiad 2018. I represented Singapore in International Philosophy Olympiad 2018 in Montenegro and presented in 2017 Australasia Postgraduate Philosophy Conference. My interests include the Gettier Problem.
Before switching to the humanities track, I spent 2015 and 2016 in the Science and Math Talent Programme, Centre for Scholastic Excellence, Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore. I enjoyed doing Science Olympiads.
Before moving to Singapore, I lived in Hangzhou, China. I was briefly in the Class 13 (the “experimental” Sciences Olympiads Programme) of the Hangzhou No.2 High School. I was the president of Hangzhou Jianlan Middle School Students’ Council from 2012 to 2013.
During my free time, I enjoy music and sports. I have performed in many school concerts. As a sprinter, I rank 12th nationally in 400 metres. I am also a 2nd Title PRC National Athlete.
The list of classes I’ve taken at Duke follows.
|MATH||531||Real Analysis||Tau Shean Lim|
|MATH||501||Algebraic Structures I||
|MATH||421||Differential Geometry||Robert Bryant|
|MATH||403||Advanced Linear Algebra||Paul Aspinwall|
|ENGLISH||390||Bob Dylan||Taylor Black|
|THEATRST||350||Main Stage Production: As You Like It||
|ENGLISH||273||Classics of Am Lit: 1915-1960||
|MATH||240||Intro to Applied Maths||
|PHYEDU||167||Aikido: Japanese Sword & Staff||
|MUSIC||101||Intro Guitar||Randy Reed|
My 2020 Fall semester classes follow.
|POLSCI||522||Comparative Party Politics||Herbert Kitschelt|
|MATH||631||Measure and Integration||Lu Jianfeng|
|MATH||601||Groups, Rings, and Fields||Chad Schoen|
|MATH||620||Smooth Manifolds||Adam Levine|
|PHYSICS||464||Quantum Mechanics 1||
You can reach me at email@example.com.