Author Archives: Junying Kirk

About Junying Kirk

I came to Britain from China in 1988. I have worked as an academic, administrator, researcher, teacher, professional interpreter/translator and cultural consultant. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, sampling a variety of yummy foods, travelling the world and blogging about my adventures :). My 'Journey to the West' trilogy - 'The Same Moon', 'Trials of Life' and 'Land of Hope' are available on Amazon (both on Kindle and paperbacks), Smashwords and iBook. I am a proud global citizen who love life and believe in creating a better world for all.

Fighting for #Freedom under #TheSameMoon: From #Dreams to Reality

My heart’s longings always urge me To undertake a journey, to visit the country Of a foreign people far across the sea. –Anon (translated by Kevin Crossley-Holland) LONG AGO AS a child, I often informed PoPo (Grandma in Chinese) what … Continue reading

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Rooster Unites #Family from Two Continents: From #Asia to #Europe

The dumplings were wrapped by three ladies from two generations, my sister-in-law Shirley, my niece Anna and myself, then being boiled and pan-fried by my husband John in our house in Sutton Coldfield. It was Chinese New Year’s Eve and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Year of Monkey and Hello Year of Fire #Rooster #CNY

Do you know all the twelve animal signs of Chinese astrology? Do you know that the Year of Monkey is near its tail and the Rooster is crowing, ushering in a new dawn, fresh aspirations and great hopes for the … Continue reading

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A Controversial Conversation on #Corruption in Different Cultural Contexts

“I was talking to a Brit the other day and I mentioned that a couple of people we know are corrupt. She seemed surprised that I used the word corrupt;” She said. “Oh yes, your average British person do not … Continue reading

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