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In the Land of Pagodas • Alfred Raquez

In the Land of Pagodas: A Classic Account of Travel in Hong Kong, Macao, Shanghai, Hubei, Hunan and Guizhou by Alfred Raquez (Edited and translated by William L. Gibson and Paul Bruthiaux) Long out of print in the original French, this travel account of China at the end of the [...]

Author Interview: Quincy Carroll

Quincy Carroll is the the author of Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside. The novel follows the strained relationship between two American English teachers during an academic year in the small Chinese town of Ningyuan. The lives of English teachers in China might not sound too exciting but Quincy's [...]

Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside • Quincy Carroll

Are foreign English teachers in Asia losers? The usual caveats aside about the unfairness of painting whole swathes of a population with such broad strokes, yes, there are enough deadbeats to justify the stereotype. I recall my first day at an upmarket exam prep school in Taipei, the director explaining [...]