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Traces of Progress: Well Ventilated Classrooms

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No Earthquake Woes, Yichang Knows

I am talking on the phone to the foreign teacher assistant. “We were wondering,” I begin, “If there is an earthquake during class, what are we supposed to do with our students?” A chuckle on the other end lets me know that once again I am being a silly foreigner. “We have no earthquakes here,” […]


When in China… Gawk as the Chinese Gawk!

Write it off as a side-effect of decades of isolation? Preposterous! The International Herald Tribune’s Vivian Toy, a Chinese American, recently published this article about her experience visiting China with her children who are half-white half-Chinese. Toy’s scattered story of a defensive American mother reacting to Chinese people being Chinese also offers short notes on […]