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.

A Walk in the Woods

Taking the small footpath into the woods next to their house, they followed a familiar route which they had walked countless times in the past. Carefully choosing her words, she began: “There is something I’d like to tell you, Andrew, … Continue reading

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#Travelling in #Taiwan (6): Reunion and Sightseeing in #Jiufen

“Where do you want to go when you come to Taipei?” My friend Gary asked me, via Wechat. “Everywhere,” I replied, typical, curious me. “What did you see when you were in Taipei last October? I’ll take you somewhere different … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Reunion at ‘Ends of the Earth’ in #China’s #Sanya #天涯海角记忆

A couple of days ago, my 83-year old mum called me using Chinese Social Media- WeChat. She could see me but I could not see her during the video call. “Switch to the video call not audio,” I tried to … Continue reading

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#Taiwan (5) Connection: #YunTech and #SunMoonLake #台湾 #云林科大 #日月潭

Following my recent blog on the fabulous connections I made with NTUA, today I’m sharing with you another soul-enriching story, about another wonderful Taiwanese institution of whom I’ve become very fond and the people I’ve come to meet and connect … Continue reading

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