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Cultural Relativism – Toilet paper

After thousands of years of sullying shirttails, slips, and other miscellaneous segments of unseen cloth (which was, of course accompanied by thousands of years of foreigners calling them “a stinky people”) we thought perhaps it was time to introduce toilet paper to our students, or at least the ones who are hoping to study abroad. […]


Traces of Progress: Attention to Personal Hygiene

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When in China… The Sidewalk is Your Spittoon

A quick gander at the above picture will set the scene and circumstance: a well-dressed man is vending inflatable rat hammers in what appears to be pleasant public space, shaded by full trees, with an expensive car parked on the street, and several passersby. But closer examination reveals that the picture is not so unexceptional […]