Category Archives: China & East Asia

#Age and #Beauty: Do Western Men Perceive Chinese Women Differently from their Chinese Counterparts?

Love is in the eyes of the beholder – do you believe this? A while ago, I shared a post on WeChat titled “Why the Majority of Chinese Wives Married to Foreigners Are Not Pretty?” If you read Chinese, read … 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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#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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