Upon its foundation in 1949, following nearly a

Upon its foundation in 1949, following nearly a century’s ‘humiliation’ from the First Opium War to the World War II, People’s Republic of China remained impoverished, underdeveloped and self-secluded. Until the reform and opening policy was implemented in 1978, China ushered in a fast-developing new era. From then on, the country has been going through a social-economic transformation, which has brought earthshaking advancements in China’s politics, economy, culture and society. Thereupon, China is rising sharply and gradually shows its irreplaceable position in international community and organization. This fact excites numerous Chinese people living abroad. Whenever China made great achievements in some area, they would be very proud as a Chinese, me included. Harboring passionate love for my great country and my intense curiosity of realizing more deeply about my country (in economy, culture, politics, society, science and technology), I select to pursue my master degree in Contemporary Chinese Studies, expecting to deepen my own cognition of contemporary Chinese development in various aspects to better serve the country. Not only a student with a certain academic basis in this field, I am also the one with my own unique edge to study this program. As a native Chinese, I was born in China, growing up in China and spending most of my academic years in Chinese schools. The growing background has offered me a great convenience to familiarize myself with each aspect of contemporary China, including history, culture, politics, economy, international relations, religion, etc., which lays a solid foundation for me to transfer my study in this new learning area. What is more, my thick interest in contemporary Chinese studies will guide me to better study this program. As the best teacher of everyone, interest can stimulate people to study spontaneously and put more energy into his/her favorite area. Obeying by this belief (????????????????, I received very good score in each of my favorite subjects, such as Chinese, History, Politics and Geography, from my primary school to my high school. In particular, I did very well in History, and thus far, I am still able to describe the developmental history of Chinese society from ancient times to contemporary era with ease while being asked. For the famous people and events in history, I could list them one by one in detail. Greatly keen on Chinese literature, in the meantime, I read massive ancient and contemporary novels and proses, which bestows deep cultural deposits on me. A multi-disciplined student as I am, it does not mean that my five years’ dabbling in undergraduate and graduate study is non-rewarding. Spurred by my initial interest in engineering, I embarked on my undergraduate study in Mechanical Engineering and Automation while being accepted by Wuhan University of Technology. There, I received the professional training in that subject and got my interest in how engineering is implemented and proceeded unlocked. Relying on my excellent academic performance, I won the school-level scholarship, which is rare among my classmates. In 2011, with the passion and perseverance, I started my graduate study at National University of Singapore (NUS), to further reinforce my professional background, majoring in Computer Engineering. In a research course of Neural Networks, to speak of, I managed to use “Support Vector Machine” algorithm to achieve the objective of image classification. Hard working and persistent efforts won me a government grant and good grades in NUS. My strong learning ability in academics has fully been reflected in my past academic study, which will become my huge edge to continue an interdisciplinary study.  My ability to apply theory into practice and the ability to cooperate with others were also improved greatly via ample work experience. In April 2009, I worked as project manager & mechanical engineer in China National Materials Group, through which I preliminarily honed myself in practice and learned how my professional knowledge was applied in realistic work. After my graduation from NUS, I chose to be an application developer without hesitation, and have accumulated invaluable work experience in web & mobile development over the past five years. In 2016, I joined my current company Seagate Technology International, as an Analyst specializing in deep learning and web development. My recent project – “Failure Predict System”, which involves the cutting-edge technology of deep learning (CNN), based on Tensorflow framwork, achieved a huge success, which shows my excellent work performance and strong work ability. Because of this, I received much praise from the leaders and colleagues as well. At the end of 2016, I met an entrepreneur named Peter by chance, who has been working on IoT for many years and have rich experience. Established the collaborative relationship with him as a co-founder of “Resource.AI”, I was appointed to be the technical director in charge of the company. Over the past one year, I have successfully accelerated our business by developing new mobile solutions to achieve automatic dispatch and allocation of human resources. My cognition in high-tech field truly has been vastly deepened through the forementioned work, which will help me better research this prosperously developed industry in China even the world later. In 2017, I succeeded in founding my own company – Creative Soft, realizing my desire to start my own business, which gained me a tremendous sense of achievement. This entrepreneurship experience also will be helpful for me to research the policies and regulations about entrepreneurship advocated strongly in China in recent years.   With a long history and profound culture, University of Oxford is one of the oldest universities in the world, which owns top-notch academic research institutions and has already trained countless outstanding scientists who have made great contributions to the development of society. I believe that a school with such academic strength is extremely attractive to any students, including me. Not only does your MSc Contemporary Chinese Studies program put much emphasis on deepening students’ understanding of contemporary China in its various areas, it also focuses on cultivating students’ ability to use multiple research methods to study Chinese social issues and phenomena. Both of your emphasis in the two aspects attracts me for deep study. Moreover, your one-to-one teaching feature will be helpful for me to understand thoroughly each knowledge point I hope to dabble in. I thus deem your school as my best learning destination.  Under the cultivation of your dense academic atmosphere and strong faculty, I hope I can deepen my study and research in contemporary China. After graduation, I plan to pursue my Ph.D. degree in the field of Chinese study either in Oxford or China. In the future, I intend to enter a college to specialize my research in this learning direction, hoping to score an achievement in this research area. Your favorable consideration will be highly appreciated. Thanks!