Newsletter No. 446

8 446 • 4.11.2014 口谈实录 Viva Voce ’ 本刊由香港中文大学资讯处出版,每月出版两期。截稿日期及稿例载于 www.iso.cuhk.edu.hk/chinese/newsletter/ 。 The CUHK Newsletter is published by the Information Services Office, CUHK, on a fortnightly basis. Submission guidelines and deadlines can be found at www.iso.cuhk.edu.hk/english/newsletter/ . 电子工程二年级生 李逸 Li Yi Year 2 Electronic Engineering Student 可以谈一下你的成长经历吗? 我祖籍北京,在福建南平出生。父母分别在中国科学院和中国 社会科学院任职。父母在我出生后不久就到美国工作,我留在 福建,由外公外婆照顾,所以我跟他们感情非常深厚。到了两 岁半,父母把我接回北京读书。我读过国家发改委幼儿园、中 古友谊小学。小学四年级的时候,班主任带来了一张宣传单, 介绍北京八中的「少儿班」(「超常教育实验班」),叫成绩比 较好的同学报考。我就去尝试一下,经过三轮考试和一周试 读,没想到就顺利考上了。 据说「少儿班」用四年把八年的书读完,怎样做到的? 学校为我们设计了特别的课程,增强我们的学习能力:大量的 体育活动磨练我们的意志,好像每周三次体育课,每天放学 跑两公里、十七公里远足、自行车旅行等;经常走出校园,开 阔我们的视野,例如下矿井、到访油田、参观外国名校;还有 重视研究式学习,鼓励我们在课余结合学过的知识进行研究 探索,培养独立思考和刻苦钻研的精神。 在「少儿班」学习,压力大吗? 压力当然是有的,但主要不是学习的东西难,而是同学之间的 竞争。但是老师经常激励我们,改善我们的心态,而我喜欢弹 钢琴,打羽毛球放松自己。父母对我的学业没有什么要求,他 们比较关心我的学习习惯,例如我曾经偷玩电脑游戏、不交 作业,让他们有些担心。 你父母觉得你聪明吗?你自己呢? 其实父母从来都不觉得我很聪明,反而觉得我有时候反应很 慢。当时去考「少儿班」,他们估计我应该也考不上吧。我想 所谓的「聪明」,还是因为我很专注,学习效率比较高。 为什么会来中文大学就读? 高考可以考试前报志愿学校,我详细查阅了一些中大的资料, 并向上一届在中大学习的少儿班学长查询,最后自己作出选 择。我希望到一个视野更开阔的环境中去认识世界,中大具有 中西相容的文化和多元化特征,能带给我一个更为开放的环 境和自由的思想。 对电子工程很有兴趣? 报考中大时,我报了工程学院,预备专业选报数学与资讯技 术。通过一年级的学习,我又把兴趣转向了电子工程,这个方 向是数学、物理、电脑结合的学科。我希望大学四年能打下扎 实的学术研究基础,未来对电子资讯学科的理论发展和应用 实践作出贡献,成为一个改善人类生活的发明家。 很多人读书很出色,自理却一团糟。你是这样的吗? 我才十五岁,而且第一次离开家这么远,生活经验跟时间安 排等方面的确比十八、九岁的同学差一些,尤其是在考试期间 或死线接近时,我经常不记得按时洗衣服、收拾房间,甚至洗 澡,但是后来书院安排一些学长跟我同住,教会我不少独立 生活的技能,通过一年的锻炼,我的独立生活能力大大提高。 结织朋友可有困难? 上大学后我面临两个挑战:一是如何融入当地文化,如何与本 地同学相处,这是内地生来港后多多少少都会遇到的。另一 个是如何与大我四、五岁同学交流。我的方法是:第一,多接 触,了解和学习他们的思想和表达。书院为我们搭建了一个很 好的平台,我要善加运用;第二,忽略自己的年龄,在专业学习 和共同经历的生活中寻找相同的兴趣。 中大毕业以后会留在香港、回国内,还是出国? 现在还没有特别的规划,只是有一点比较明确,就是为了实现 我的科学家梦,未来还要继续学习和深造,应该会出国或者 留在香港。但我相信无论去哪里,只要做好自己就会有好的成 果。目前我只想更好地享受一下我的大学生活。 请扫描QR码阅读全文版 Scan the QR code for the full version 观看录像,请扫描QR码或浏览以下网址: To watch the video, please scan the QR code or visit: www.iso.cuhk.edu.hk/video/?nsl446-li-yi Please tell us about your childhood. I am a native of Beijing but I was born in Nanping in Fujian Province. My father and mother worked in the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, respectively. Soon after my birth, my parents went to work in the US and left me in Fujian. My grandparents took good care of me. When I was about two years old, I moved back to Beijing with my parents. I went to a kindergarten under the National Development and Reform Commission, and then China-Cuba Friendship Primary School. In primary 4, my class teacher encouraged us to apply for the ‘High Ability Class’ of Beijing No. 8 High School. Fortunately, I was accepted after three rounds of exams and a week of trial classes. In general, students in ‘High Ability Class’ complete an eight-year programme in four years. How did you do that? The school designed a unique curriculum which greatly enhanced our learning. First, intensive physical training to temper our will power. For instance, three physical education lessons per week, a 2-km run everyday after school, and long distance cycling, etc. Second, extra curricular activities to broaden our horizons. In my case I visited a mine shaft, an oil field and famous colleges overseas. Last but not least, inquiry-based learning to cultivate independent and creative thought. Did you get stressed out in the ‘High Ability Class’? Yes, sometimes. Not because of the curriculum but the competition among classmates. Fortunately, our teachers always encouraged us. I liked to play the piano and badminton to reduce stress. My parents were permissive about my grades but they really cared about my studying behaviour. I remember I used to play computer games without their permission and refused to do homework. It worried them. Do your parents think you are intelligent? How would you rate yourself? My parents never think that I am clever. In fact they think that I was very slow to react sometimes. They had no expectation when I applied for the ‘High Ability Class’. I think I am able to concentrate on my studies, but people think that is intelligence. Why did you choose CUHK? We have an early admission scheme in China that allows us to make our choice before the National Higher Education Entrance Examination. I had done some research and talked to some ‘High Ability Class’ graduates who were studying at CUHK and finally came to a decision on my own. The cultural diversity at CUHK and in Hong Kong provides me with an ideal environment. What attracted you to electronic engineering? I studied mathematics and information technology in my first year in CUHK, then I switched to electronic engineering— an interdisciplinary subject which integrates knowledge of mathematics, physics, and computer science. I hope I can acquire knowledge and skills during my undergraduate studies, so that I can make contribution to theory and practice in the field, and eventually become an inventor who can change the way human beings are living. There are a lot of people who are good at studying but weak in self-care skills. What about you? This is my first time to leave my family. Being a 15-year-old, with no doubt I have less experience compared to classmates who are already adults. When exams and deadlines are coming, I admit that I sometimes forget to wash my clothes, tidy up my room, and shower. A year ago the College arranged some upperclassmen to live with me and teach me how to be independent. I think I am a grown man now. Do you have any difficulty making new friends? I have to face two challenges here: first, to adapt to the local environment and make friends with the locals—this is an issue many mainland students encounter; second, to interact with students older than me. I always try to interact with the local students, hoping that I can understand how they think and learn their ways of expression. The College is a great platform for meeting more friends. I also try to identify some common interests with my classmates, disregarding my young age. What are your future plans? I still have to figure it out, but I am sure I will follow my dream. I will continue my study overseas or in Hong Kong. I believe wherever I go, hard work is the only key to success. At present I just want to enjoy my life at CUHK. Photo by ISO staff

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