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577 Views | 26 Comments | 0 Articles | 11/17/2018 12:32:15 AM

I was wakened this morning by the sound of Chinese—the nasal enunciation of those jack hammer monosyllables aroused me from my sleep as sure as if someone had poured cold water over my head. As my mind focused, I thought I recognized the rapid-fire monotone of a newscast or documentary emanating from some distant electronic device. Suddenly, the thought occurred to me that, for reasons my half-awake state of consciousness could not currently recollect, I had returned to China—or perhaps had never left. Turning towards the window and seeing the blue sky I relaxed, knowing I could not possibly be back in Chengdu. Realizing Yong was beside me in bed both cemented my belief that I was indeed in the States and revealed the source of the sound. Read more…

1178 Views | 4 Comments | 0 Articles | 8/5/2016 10:42:17 AM

There are many things that we westerners complain about in China, the 'Bean-Can-Man'; those that pay homage to the 'Flob God'; people walking on roads and driving on the pavement; the apparent lack of common sense; even the education system that is often more akin to palliative care than it is to teaching. Read more…

2462 Views | 8 Comments | 0 Articles | 4/1/2014 1:22:43 PM

If by “most romantic” they meant “sleaziest,” then okay, naming Dongguan as one of the top 3 most romantic cities in China would make more sense!  Read more…

2708 Views | 10 Comments | 2 Articles | 12/27/2013 12:00:04 AM

Ok, so most of you have heard about the pollution in China! You haven't, well, I'll just let you in on a little secret! That TV you watch, the computer you use every day, your shoes, probably your clothes down to your underclothes and probably about 90 percent of everything else you will look at in the next 10 years was manufactured in China! Read more…

2632 Views | 10 Comments | 0 Articles | 12/27/2013 6:59:36 PM

I am not the first or last expat to leave China after a long stretch. Mine lasted about 10 years and while I can claim no special linguistic or unique experience beyond doing PR for the PRC — as I often describe my time working at the likes of China Daily, Global Times, China Radio International and Shenzhen Daily — I find myself often homesick and occasionally heartsick. Read more…

3036 Views | 8 Comments | 0 Articles | 6/19/2013 8:57:12 AM
Sometimes I think there ought to be a minimum amount of time that one is required to reside in China before being allowed to write anything about it. Otherwise you get pieces like the one I just read in an online magazine called Escape from America titled “A Foreigner’s First Thoughts on Living in Chinese Culture,” a collection of misperceptions, falsehoods and inanities. I can’t in good conscience encourage you to read the entire piece. But I will present some of its greatest hits (sarcasm intended) in order to see what you should avoid if you want to write intelligent commentary on China. Read more…
2829 Views | 6 Comments | 5 Articles | 5/4/2013 5:15:50 PM
四月二十、二十一、二十二、二十三日。碧桂园,地震,儿子 Read more…
2569 Views | 4 Comments | 1 Articles | 3/23/2013 6:21:39 PM
Where were we? Oh yes, on the island of Putuo Shan, one of the four Buddhist mountains and a well-known destination for China travel. As you may recall, I had grown rather disenchanted with what I saw as the level of spiritual hypocrisy on this allegedly Buddhist island, culminating in the cold-blooded murder at a restaurant of a cold-blooded fish right before my eyes. The values I associated with Buddhism seemed nowhere in evidence here. Read more…
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