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.

#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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#Picnic in the Park: #Spring Excursion in Sutton Park 春游伯明翰

Last Monday, during the first of the two Bank Holidays in May, I organised a picnic in the park, inviting all the visiting academics from Birmingham City University. It so happens that part of my job is to look after … Continue reading

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Life is Grand in #Chengdu (1): #Facebook Friendship and Fabulous #Food

‘Big sis, over here,’ I scanned the crowds at the Arrivals Hall at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, trying to locate the caller. I knew that it was meant for me, but I wasn’t sure which face to link with that voice. … Continue reading

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#Shenzhen University (2): Fabulous Art, Enchanting Campus, Wonderful Food & Delightful Students – 2015深圳大学访问记

Today I continue to report on the fantastic times I shared with my wonderful hosts in Shenzhen. Yes, three days few by in a blink of an eye, but memories were made and would stay with me forever, or for … Continue reading

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