Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Cultural Experience

Last Monday night, I was treated to a dining experience unlike no other. I had been told that we would be eating at a special hotpot restaurant only for people born in after 1980 – the so-called 80后 (ba-ling-hou) generation. I had been … Continue reading

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High School Closure

Sappy. Sorry! I have a special relationship (or at least I like to think I do) with the first group of first-year students I taught in RG. I helped recruit them and then was privileged to work with them for two … Continue reading

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Beijing: the human city

Beijing has a reputation among Americans (and really most foreigners) as a bad place to live, a place where living conditions are so atrocious as to render it as unfit for human habitation as the icy, barren outer moons of Saturn. … Continue reading

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