Research oriented culture at Shoolini attracted me
Wang Dong Qing also known as Stone is an exchange student from China who is here to do research for his Doctoral degree in English Literature under the supervision of Dr. Purnima Bali. He studied in China Three Gorges University (CTGU) and before starting his PhD he was an English teacher in China.
Wang Dong Qing also known as Stone is an exchange student from China who is here to do research for his Doctoral degree in English Literature under the supervision of Dr. Purnima Bali. He studied in China Three Gorges University (CTGU) and before starting his PhD he was an English teacher in China. He was interviewed by Bhuvnesh Thakur along with Vikram. Here are excerpts from the interview:
What are your Hobbies?
My hobbies are mainly reading novels, poems etc. I really like to read and practice yoga whenever I have time. I do yoga, jogging on daily basis, I love to travel new places and explore different cultures and enjoy different festivals at different places.
Do you watch Bollywood movies?
Yes I like Bollywood movies very much. I have watched many Bollywood movies like 3 Idiots, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Dangal, PK, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha and Guzarish. My favourite actor is Aamir Khan and actress is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
What do you like most about Shoolini University?
The weather, greenery, faculty members, and students everything is great here. Everyone is friendly and of very polite nature. I have made many friends here and the place surrounded by nature is perfect for reading and learning. I really enjoy reading books in my free time in the campus or in my hostel and it feels like second home here.
Have you tried Indian food? Did you like it?
Yes, I like Indian food very much. I think in India people have a great taste for food from sweet to spicy. I am getting used to Indian food now and want to explore new cuisines during my stay here in India.
What is the meaning of your Name?
‘Wang’ usually means king or someone from a noble family, ‘Dong’ means winter and ‘Qing’ means Green because I was born in winter so my father chose this name because he wanted me to be green in winter because usually plants don’t turn green in winter in other words he wanted me to be strong and overcome any difficulty which I face in my life.
What places would you like to visit in India?
I want to visit Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. I want to visit all the libraries at all these places. Because of the constraint of time I have to plan accordingly to explore these places and collect as much data I can get in the next few months.
What is your favourite sport?
My favourite sport is Yoga. I love to practice yoga whenever I get time. I think it is a great way to release your stress and keep yourself in shape at the same time. I like Yoga very much it’s one of my favourite hobby other than Yoga I like to do jogging in the morning too.
Who has given you the name “Stone’?
Once I was studying English with my teacher and she was giving everyone a nick name. As my name was too long and difficult to pronounce too so she named him Stone.
Tell us something about your University from which you are doing your PhD?
CTGU is a comprehensive university established on June 29, 2000 after the merger of the University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering at Yichang, Hubei Sanxia University and a medical college founded in 1946.
Tell us something about the university used to teach in?
I used to teach in Sichuan University which is in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, China. It has a long history and many predecessors of which the earliest one was founded in 1740 with the origin in BCE 141.
Who told you about Shoolini University?
I was talking to a friend about going to India to pursue my research and I had heard that it’s very hot here and weather is a very big problem so she suggested me to visit Shoolini University as she had been here also for the student exchange program. She told me about the work culture and shared her learning experience at Shoolini. Then I contacted Dr. Rosey Dhanta who takes care of the International Student Exchange programme and now I am here.