2016之重庆印象

久仰重庆“三大火炉”之首的美誉,却从来没有真正领教过其中威力。第一次听说重庆的热,是在小学的地理课上。那次周老师绘声绘色地给我们讲了他和其他老师当年暑假前往重庆旅游的经历。其言之,重庆如果刚下过雨,那是非常凉快的。待地面水干,温度回升,人们便能真正领略到重庆作为火炉之首的威力了。而除此以外,我对于重庆的印象则几乎来源于红色电影、小说和近来流行的以国军为背景的谍战片,如渣滓洞、白公馆、曾家岩、沙坪坝等,以及最近一部网上非常火的纪录片——《嘿,小面》。... Read More

写在2016年之初

Nothing can be more delighted than starting to write a new post for my blog at the starting days of the year 2006, especially when my young daughter, Jade, laying besides me quietly, after quite a long time of quietness here. There is nothing to tell but the posts appeared on the front page shows everything – very few updates in past two years. Fortunately, I am now walking out of the darkness, and welcoming the bright future.... Read More

Returning: It Is Never That Simple

People nowadays working in emerging countries like China or some other Asian countries around, say Singapore and Hong Kong, can have strong feeling of stress that is becoming a serious social concern. However, every few people, especially those in China, can fully understand why it happens and where it comes from. People are complaining about their working load, the stress from their bosses and peers, their living conditions and how salaries fail to meet up their demand. But why does it really happen? Here in this post I am willing to have a superficial investigation of the reason why based on a cultural-shock that I have come across during my job seeking in past several months as a natural setting, trying to tell something that you should be aware when making a decision about returning to work and living for good.... Read More

写在博士生涯结束的时候

在深圳待久了,便难以适应英国的气候。Bristol的无情拒绝、英国阴冷的天气、对未来的迷茫以及7个小时的时差终于让我早早地醒了。这次英国之行,严格上来说是无聊的,除了重新锻炼了下几个月没有使用的英语,并重新呼吸了英国的新鲜空气。如果一定要说纪念,那恐怕是只有来自兰卡的博士论文确认邮件了。在经历三个月的等待之后,我的博士论文终于被审稿人认定为可以提交。也就是说,在经历了各种问题以后,我的博士生涯结束了。而这篇文章,也算是回应我可爱的外审Edward的要求,在我自己的博客上Publish这个好消息(当然,他当时其实说的是我博士论文答辩通过,嘿嘿)。... Read More

随笔:再论会计研究

近日论坛上朱老师的一篇关于中山大学岭南学院科研考评机制的文章炒得火热。其中心大意就是这个制度对于老教授们来说不太公平。因为新的制度调低了一些所谓党报和易操控的期刊的对应级别,同时提高了一些新兴期刊的档次,如北大光华的《中国会计评论》,清华和香港合办的《中国会计与财务研究》(谢谢Rainer指出的错误)等。事实上,朱老师可能有所不知,这两本期刊由于一直没有刊号,且要求严格的实证,并没有进入很多学校科研处的考评范围之内。论其质量,其实这两本杂志绝不逊于会计学的几本中文顶级期刊。与其所陈述的内容相反,对大多数中青年学者而言,这次的改革反而是人心所向的。这个改革,虽然其贡献肯定不能与几十年前拨乱反正去比较,但对该学院的科研却也是一种十足的进步。只是,像朱老师这样的老一辈学者就成了改革的牺牲品。... Read More

iPad版Office试用之Word篇(多图)

Update on April 23rd, 2017: Office for iPad近年来已经进行了大量的更新。我也把我设备从iPad 2更新到了iPad Air 2。目前我感觉,Office for iPad的可用性已经大大提高,同时也增加了对Dropbox的支持。事实上,我最近的几次会议报告PPT都是用iPad来制作的。iPad上已经允许app通过微软服务器下载相关字体,所以目前除了公式以外,其套件已经可以支持大多数正常的应用场景,如文字编辑、幻灯片制作修正等。当然,如果你非要在iPad上制作复杂的效果,那只能当我啥都没说(因为这叫自虐)。... Read More