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Student Spotlight: Juecheng (Frank) Zhao 12F

Submitted by on January 23, 2013 – 8:46 amNo Comment

Hometown: Hangzhou (Near Shanghai), China
Signature fashion accessory: Crazy, uncombed hair
Div I chair: Neil Stillings

On Hampshire Favorites:Frank Zhao

“My favorite class (so far) at Hampshire is Culture in Resistance: The Case of Eastern Europe, taught by Polina Barskova and James Wald. The course presents us the amazing complexity and inclusiveness of the notion of rebellion. Moreover, the academic vigor stimulates my appreciation for poetry, literature, history and political philosophy. Layer by layer, this course strips away the façade of literature and reveals the core of who we are as humans in dire circumstances. The diversity of course materials enables me to make connections across disciplinary boundaries and hone my skills to read and synthesize materials from a broader perspective.”

On Hampshire’s Challenges:

“The most challenging part is the intensive demand of reading and writing. Hampshire is not kidding about “to know is not enough”.”

On academic projects he loved:

“I am amazed by the creativity and professionalism some classmates demonstrated in their final projects for Intro to Non-fiction Film class, in which the audience is drawn to the intricacy of a twin relationship.”

On Finding Hampshire:

Juecheng Zhao discovered Hampshire through a Harvard admissions officer, who thought Hampshire would be a good fit. ”In retrospect, it’s one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received.”