ESP Biography

KUANGYE WANG, Columbia University Sophomore majoring in Econ,EAS

Major: Economics, East Asian Studies

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a Thompson Nuñez Questbridge Scholar at Columbia studying Economics/Political Science and East Asian Studies. I am especially passionate about the history, economics, and current events of China! My teaching experience include more than 6 years of Debate Instruction both in High School and College, more than 3 years of one-on-one tutoring experience, and 2 years of experience teaching online English classes to foreign language learners. Outside of class, I am an Officer Candidate for the Navy ROTC Program, dance for the Columbia Lion Dancing Troupe, and volunteer to teach college application skills through Matriculate.

Past Classes

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H937: The Little Prince: Reality Through The Heart in Splash Fall 2020 (Nov. 07, 2020)
Learn the real story behind the beauty of "The Little Prince", shedding light onto the classic's mysterious ending. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." The words of the Prince echo in hearts around the world, more than 75 years after Antoine De Saint-Exupéry penned his life-altering epic on innocence, childhood, and the love between a Prince and his Rose. Yet the reality behind the creation of the Little Prince is ever more beautiful and expansive. This course will focus on Saint-Exupéry's own struggles on finding the meaning of his life exploring the world as a daredevil pilot, and his turbulent relationship with his wife Consuelo. Excerpts will be presented for group discussion and analysis from the other two works of the "Little Prince Trilogy": "Wind, Sand, and Stars" and "Tale of the Rose". Our goal will be to use our newfound knowledge to interpret why Saint-Exupéry wrote "The Little Prince", and rediscover the hidden meaning of the book's "tragic" ending.