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. Currently working as an International Partnerships Manager in a large UK university, 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 live in Birmingham, UK with my husband.

#Taiwan to #England: Visiting the Home of #IndustrialRevolution #IronBridge

Once upon a time, nearly 240 years ago, the world’s first Arch Bridge fabricated in cast iron was built, in England’s Shropshire, upon River Severn. The village called Coalbrookdale got its Iron Bridge and has attracted millions of tourists ever … Continue reading

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My #Thanksgiving Tribute to My #Father in Heaven

Ten years ago, my dear father passed away in Chengdu, China, thousands of miles away from where I was, in another country on a different Continent. I did not get to say goodbye in person. All I had was a picture … Continue reading

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#Chinese #Cinderellas: The Ugly Truth

If you know anything at all about China and her history, you would know that Chinese Emperors used to indulge in palaces which could house up to 3000 concubines; almost all of them selected for their youth and beauty from … Continue reading

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#Dancing Queen: Passion for #Music & Freedom of Expression

It’s Monday hence a bit of music to kick the week off. Today, I’ll tell you something about dancing and how important it has been in my life, and I am sure in many other people’s. I don’t remember when … Continue reading

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