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 Controversial Conversation on #Corruption in Different Cultural Contexts

“I was talking to a Brit the other day and I mentioned that a couple of people we know are corrupt. She seemed surprised that I used the word corrupt;” She said. “Oh yes, your average British person do not … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to a Better #2017 With the #Highlights of #2016

Yes, it’s that time of the year again when we look back on the year and remember what we have done, or could have done better. Guess everyone will agree that 2016 has been a extremely dramatic year for many … Continue reading

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#WIP: Dark Symphony: Heady Mix of #Mystery, #Sex and #Scandal

As many of you know, I have been in a writing hiatus for a few years (except for my weekly blogs, that is), since the full set of “Journey to the West” trilogy was published on Amazon. A few of … Continue reading

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#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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