Before coming to the United States to pursue my intellectual curiosity about politics, I received my high school education at the High School Affiliated to Anhui Normal University, founded in 1903 by the American Advent Mission Society (AAMS; then a Department of the current Advent Christian General Conference) in my hometown Wuhu, China.

(My hometown, Wuhu, Anhui, China, resided alongside the Yangtze River)