Category Archives: True Life Story

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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#Shenzhen (1): a Modern Chinese City of Contrasting Experiences

I admit. I have been to Shenzhen before, three times. And I did not like it. The first time I travelled to Shenzhen was in the summer of 1999, when I was passing through, from Chongqing to Hong Kong. I … Continue reading

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Watching a Solar #Eclipse in England’s #Birmingham

At 9.20 am on Friday, 20th of March 2015, armed with a boxful of biscuits, chocolates and sweets, I made my way from University House to Parkside, a couple of blocks away within Birmingham City University’s city centre campus. I … Continue reading

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