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.

Discovering #Birmingham: Travelling Back In Time via Tolkien Trail

“It’s a beautiful day outside. Let’s go somewhere,” I said to my better half. “Is there anywhere in Birmingham we have not been yet?” “Of course, there is,” John replied, “south of Birmingham.” Of course. We live in the north … Continue reading

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From Land of Hope to the Land of #Tea and #Immigration: My #Quanzhou Experience 泉州记事

In the spring of 2011, during my trip to Chengdu to see my family and celebrate my birthday with my mum, I called up my brother Brad who was working in Xi’an. “I’m going to Fujian Province to do some … Continue reading

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Back on #SichuanUniversity campus: Memories of the Past, the Present and the Future

Once upon a time when I was in China, under The Same Moon, I was a conscientious student. It seemed another time, another life. As fate would have it, I studied English Literature and English Language for my first degree, … Continue reading

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#Auschwitz: a Harrowing Historical Reminder of the Horror of the War and Human Cruelty 

Over the years, I have watched quite a few films and documentaries about this horrific concentration camp which killed more than a million people, both Jews and other prisoners transported there from all over Europe. So when we decided to … Continue reading

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