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.

#BirminghamCityUniversity Celebrates #ChineseNewYear 伯明翰城市大学师生欢聚一堂庆新春

It was just an idea. Then it got hold of me and I got hold of my managers. Shall we organise a Chinese Culture Conference and Chinese New Year party to celebrate the Year of Monkey? I asked. Why not? … Continue reading

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Should #Europe Close Its Doors to #Migrants?

Take a look at this week’s headlines and hot topics on Social Media, you will not fail to see migrants and immigration policies making huge waves across Europe. First, there was the Danish new law which will allow authorities to seize … Continue reading

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Memories of Celebrating #ChineseNewYear Through Time 辞旧迎新喜迎猴年

Every year at this time, I feel the excitement and cheer in the air, cool though the weather may be. No matter where you are, if you are born Chinese, or your ancestors are Chinese, you will be celebrating the … Continue reading

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#GranCanaria: Sheer Indulgence of Senses and Stunning Sunsets

The colours are striking, blue sky, reflected in a equally blue pool; the sun rays, like shining crystals, sparkled and twinkled, like bright little stars. Trees of various shades of green, tropical flowers of red, pink, orange, white and any … Continue reading

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