ESP Biography



LELAND STANGE, Yale Senior, Lover of Paper and Thoughts




Major: Humanities and Philosophy

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! I'm a Yale senior majoring in Humanities and Philosophy from Tulsa, Oklahoma (the state shaped like a frying-pan above Texas). I've folded origami since I was five and have studied Chinese in Beijing and Taiwan -- I'm thrilled to bring the two interests together at Splash! Outside of class, I write columns for the Yale Daily News, host a radio show, and love chatting over tea.



Past Classes

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Unfolding Chinese Philosophy in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Although origami was popularized in Japan, paper-folding originated in China. We will use origami as a means of exploring basic elements of Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism!


East Meets West in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
What do Aristotle and Confucius have in common? This class will explore and compare the philosophy, religion and ritual culture, and government of Ancient Greece and Ancient China. All are welcome to take a new look at two of the most legendary and celebrated civilizations in antiquity, side by side.


Unfolding Chinese Philosophy in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
Although origami was popularized in Japan, paper-folding originated in China. We will use origami as a means of exploring basic elements of Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism!


East Meets West in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
What do Aristotle and Confucius have in common? This class will explore and compare the philosophy, religion and ritual culture, and government of Ancient Greece and Ancient China. All are welcome to take a new look at two of the most legendary and celebrated civilizations in antiquity, side by side.


East Meets West in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 07, 2018)
What do Aristotle and Confucius have in common? This class will explore and compare the philosophy, religion and ritual culture, and government of Ancient Greece and Ancient China. All are welcome to take a new look at two of the most legendary and celebrated civilizations in antiquity, side by side.


Unfolding Chinese Philosophy in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 07, 2018)
Although origami was popularized in Japan, paper-folding originated in China. We will use origami as a means of exploring basic elements of Daoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism!


Unfolding Chinese Philosophy in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 11, 2017)
Although origami was popularized in Japan, paper-folding originated in China. We will use origami as a means of exploring basic elements of Daoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism!


Unfolding Chinese Philosophy in Splash Spring 17 (Apr. 08, 2017)
Although origami was popularized in Japan, paper-folding originated in China. We will use origami as a means of exploring basic elements of Daoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism!


Unfolding Chinese Philosophy in Splash Fall 16 (Nov. 05, 2016)
Although origami was popularized in Japan, paper-folding originated in China. We will use origami as a means of exploring basic elements of Daoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism!