Tag Archives: Nanjing

“I have to go to the post office today, so I made sure to take my blood pressure medication”


This morning I took a deep breath as I left my apartment (due in part to the insane pollution we’ve had in Nanjing the last few days, which Global Times reported was the equivalent of smoking 15 packs of cigarettes), … Continue reading

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Chinese graduates hate their low paying jobs, but are hopeful about the future


Yesterday I shared the answers my former students gave to a short survey I sent them. Today we’re going to look more closely at the data, and try to get a better understanding of the lives these recent graduates are … Continue reading

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“We can’t accept the fact that the trees will disappear” – the intangible costs of development


One of the first things that a person notices when they arrive in Nanjing, is that unlike other Chinese cities, many of the main streets are lined with mature trees. Some of these trees were planted over 60 years ago, … Continue reading

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