About Me

Hey Everyone,

I’m Ashley, a recent university grad living in Shanghai.

Bottom line: I love to read. Newspapers, books, and magazines- fantasy, classics, biographies, and graphic novels- I love them all. My perfect morning includes the Economist and an iced coffee. Since I can’t bring you all into my living room, I thought we could try something a little more 21st-century.

Based on my daily readings, I’ll be posting whatever comes to mind- opinions, analyses, questions, and thoughts. Please feel free to comment, disagree, or respond in any way you wish.

  1. February 2, 2010 at 1:11 am

    I too have an opinion, analysis and thought – You are beautiful! huh! over now!

  2. Jack Marr
    February 4, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Hi Ashley. Congrats on graduating! My advice is to do as much leg work as possible from the US. McKinsey generally only hires Chinese nationals at the pre post grad level, and the Economist works with stringers a lot so work is pretty ad hoc. Get your res and name out there, and it might make sense to come as a language student– take classes while job searching. I will be in Shanghai in late Feb (in the US now) so feel free to give me a holler if your are in town and we can grab a coffee or something. Good luck Jack

    • February 4, 2010 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you for the advice! I would love to meet up when I’m in Shanghai this summer. Hope all is well!


  3. J.Y
    March 24, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Hi Ashley! I come from China. You write you are studying Mandarin,do you mean mandarin Chinese ? It is really cool. I just want to know how young American students think about China? When my peers and I search about China on websites of western countries ,most of us always feel frustrated. Therefore we get a conclusion that most of people in western countries dislike China ,some even hate China severely. I was born in 1989. I know that many of you always link China with CULTURAL REVOLUTION and TIANANMEN INCIDENT. But it has been a long time since what happened in 1989. In my opinion both young men from China and the west should learn more about each other. If we know the fact of the other, then we can eliminate the mistrust and hostility between us. And last,may you have a good time in your trip to Shanghai!

    • April 11, 2010 at 7:21 pm

      Hi JY! Where are you from in China? I’ve been studying Chinese for a couple years now, having done a summer study program in Shanghai, and a little traveling in China. I think American students have very varied opinions about China. As a business student, we often learn about China’s growing importance in the world economy and both the opportunities and threats that presents to American businesses. I personally, have loved my study of the Chinese language and travels in China. It is an amazing country with an incredible history. I wholeheartedly agree with you that we must learn more about each other to as you so appropriately put it, “eliminate the mistrust and hostility between us”. Thanks so much for commenting.

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