Degen graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master's of Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy in Beijing. He is now a reporter and editor for Xinhua News Agency (新华社).

OCBOBWD - Sadly, I retired this as my blog’s domain name on 12.12.18.

Degen Hill is a travel junkie, gym enthusiast, and avid writer who currently resides in Beijing. He is a 29-year-old graduate of Eastern Washington University where he studied Spanish & Communications and quickly learned that life's too short to not travel. Degen is aggressively realistic, open-minded, sarcastic, curious, and results-driven.

Books read in 2018

  1. Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari

  2. Animal Farm - George Orwell

  3. 1984 - George Orwell

  4. A Scanner Darkly - Philip K. Dick

  5. We - Yevgeny Zamyatin

  6. The Elementary Particles - Michel Houellebecq

  7. The Trial - Franz Kafka

  8. Midnight in Peking - Paul French

  9. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

Books read in 2019

  1. Fatherland - Robert Harris

  2. The Chrysalids - John Wyndham

  3. Empire of Dragons - Valerio Massimo Manfredi

  4. South of the Border, West of the Sun - Haruki Murakami

  5. Dune - Frank Herbert

  6. The Outsider - Albert Camus

  7. Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami