Event Details

Event Description

What are dreams? And what is the meaning of education? A group of American college students, and a group of Chinese suburban high school students, might render different answers. But how do we find the essence of these concepts from different perspectives and different experiences? And what will happen if we connect the two group of people?

2018 is the 10-year anniversary of Yale Building Bridges, and at this very moment, we hope to reflect on our experiences, and through multiple perspectives and stories, try to find the essence of education and dreams, and design the future of Building Bridges with participants.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

Registration and Payment

RMB 20 for students; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.

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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 7:40 PM
Panel Discussion
7:40 PM - 8:00 PM
Experience Sharing and Reflection
8:00 PM - 8:40 PM
Innovation Design Session


  • Helen Gao (Founding member, Building Bridges)

    Helen Gao

    Founding member, Building Bridges

    Helen is one of the founding members on Yale Building Bridges and a native of Beijing. She works at China Policy, a Beijing-based think tank that offers analysis on central government policies for English-speaking clients. She is a freelance writer in her spare time, and a contributing op-ed writer for New York Times. Her work has also appeared in publications including Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs.

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  • Hong Liu (Co-founder and Executive Director, Peer Experience Exchange Rostrum (PEER))

    Hong Liu

    Co-founder and Executive Director, Peer Experience Exchange Rostrum (PEER)

    Hong Liu is the co-founder and executive director of Peer Experience Exchange Rostrum (PEER), a Beijing-based NGO dedicated to promoting liberal arts education to secondary school students from low-income and rural areas in China. Before working full-time with PEER in 2014, Hong worked with the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies in Peking University, where he initiated the Cultural China Scholars program and served as the associate director to the Songshan Forum in 2012 and 2013.

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