Tag Archives: English language

Ugly Americans make us all look bad


A few months ago Yaxue wrote a great post looking at how many Chinese view Americans as too trusting and naive; in their words we were “Dumb Americans.” Today I want to look a little at Ugly Americans, and how … Continue reading

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The Little Class that Could


Continued from here. I stared at the clock and watched each movement of the bright red second hand.  My brain sunk further and further into a deep blackness.  Every unavoidable tick rotated gears underneath the cheap plastic which locked in … Continue reading

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Getting Educated – A glimpse of the worst school in China


Continued from here. It was the right room alright. I stood outside of a locked door, behind which my schedule told me I should have begun class ten minutes earlier. I had no choice but to wait there where my … Continue reading

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