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Bae Seokhyun, Faculty of Social Sciences

Programme: Fudan University SOE Online Winter School

Partner Institution: Fudan University

Period: December 19, 2022 – January 8, 2023

By participating in The University of Hong Kong China Vision program, I was able to broaden my perspective on China. As an international student from South Korea, I always wanted to learn how Chinese business differs from business in Korea and Hong Kong. This program perfectly addressed my question by providing high-quality education from motivated professors and teaching assistants.

I took Introduction to Statistics and Accounting at Fudan School of Economics' winter school. This program is highly demanding and requires a lot of work, as it was organized for only three weeks. However, every time I encountered difficulties, the professors and teaching assistants were open to helping. They were glad to teach me various subjects, which allowed me to complete the journey with Fudan University.

Before I took accounting at Fudan, I worried that Chinese accounting standards might differ from those in Hong Kong and the rest of the world. However, my concerns were quickly resolved, as the professors used resources that mostly aligned with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Professor Zeng was very kind and always encouraged students to communicate with her.

The Introduction to Statistics course was quite demanding. Initially, Professor Fu tested positive for Covid and seemed unable to continue the class, but he persevered. The moments when he struggled to provide a high-quality class for students were motivating to me, not only as a student but also as an individual. He is a good example of a strong and kind man. He was very open to students and always enjoyed helping.

The classroom environment was very open, with students welcomed to ask professors questions directly in and out of the classroom. After class, professors organized a group to discuss accounting topics and problems with other students in the classroom. This was somewhat similar to HKU's tutorial class, but it was different because there was no tutor engagement.


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