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Overview

  • 10 references 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Economist
  • Master's
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

“Sapere Aude,quia Veritas Vos Liberabit.”

I am an economics student at the University of Zurich, previously I studied at the University of Nottingham in the UK. I am of Chinese nationality yet I have been living abroad for many many years. At the moment, my plan is to finish my master program. I am good at philosophical, social and economic topics and I also read extensively. When I travel, I don’t just go and check all those tourist spots. I prefer a deeper interaction with local culture, people and history. I hope we can meet and befriend with each other!

I don’t smoke and only drink on special occasions. Visiting night club is also not my thing because I believe true social interaction happens when we cheer not, but share those regretful, touching and sad moments of our life. I am also eager to learn from people their lifestyle, philosophy of life, self and relations. I am, by and large, an atheist. But I respect religion of everyone. In fact, I have gone to churches, mosques, and temples to learn about different religions. It is sad that when I need help, I have no “god” to pray.

Reading for one hour is my daily routine and I normally get up at 7am and sleep at 11pm. If our conversation goes extremely well, I will be, of course, happy to sleep a bit later. I also love to see the morning streets where people rush for work and everything get renewed. I consider myself as gentle and considerative. According to the survey by the VIA Institute on Character of Yale University, my strengths are 1: Love of learning; 2: Judgment; 3: Forgiveness; 4: Kindness; 5: Zest. I have been in relationship with my girlfriend (in China) for nine years. Whenever I leave room, be it hotel or couch, I clean it and I think that is the most basic thing a good person should do.

I love the Youtube channel named "school of life", I am sure you will find a lot of interesting views there.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zhouguangnan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/zho_uer
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zhouguangnan/

I hope to meet you soon.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I would like to learn from you, your passion, culture, and values. Life is full of randomness. Some expected interaction may bring out life-changing conversations, journeys and friends. I want to expose myself into the wild (or mild?) randomness. In addition, I also have a strong desire to express and share with people the way I view the world after reading voluminous books. I assure you that you will be captured by my account of Chinese history, politics and philosophy, inter alia.

Interests

Philosophy, politics. economics, music, art history and culture.

  • arts
  • culture
  • politics
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • philosophy

Music, Movies, and Books

Classics, 2001 a space odyssey, the federalist papers, the prosecutor's witness , legal high, model thinking

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Raised 200 dollars for slum school in Indonesia!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Chinese as I have prior experience. If you are keen, I can also lecture economics and other social sciences subjects. I want to share what I know to boost our productivities, some tricks and hacks.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My stories and ideas on the way of life, politics and philosophy of mind. I studied Chinese history, politics, foreign relationships, economy, and western philosophy and political philosophy. Therefore, you would enjoy intellectual conversations with me!
I can also share with you my experience studying in the UK and (if you are learning English) my experience of boosting English proficiency!

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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