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Cultural Differences: Eastern vs Western Reputations Abroad

In Australia, Sydney, I discussed China with a work colleague.  He had some Australian friends who travelled to China to weld some buses. He said,…

Advice For Westerners Considering Teaching English In China

You Want To Teach English In China If you have ever considered being an ESL teacher (English As A Second Language) in China, you should…

Cultural Differences: Dating In China

Chinese Conservatism In Dating From personal experience, as an approachable foreigner in mainland China over the years, who has talked to thousands of locals, and…

Cultural Differences: Dealing With Racism In Eastern And Western Societies

Chinese Racism Towards Foreigners Racism is an issue in China that seems to pervade all of society, and yet, Chinese people do not think they…

Cultural Differences: The Status Of Foreigners In China vs The West 《地位》

Chinese Subcultures Explained In China, Guangzhou, en route to tutor English to a Chinese student, I stopped in the Friendship Mall in Taojin (友谊商店). The…

Cultural Differences: The Costs Associated With Coming To China To Teach English (ESL)

The Story Of A Foreigner Who Comes To China To Teach English (ESL) In China, Guangzhou, while I boarded in Dengba hostel (登巴客栈), I befriended…

Cultural Differences: Common Scams To Avoid As An English Teacher In China

In China, where I have lived and worked as an English teacher for several years, I came to appreciate the many benefits to live in…

Cultural Differences: Crocodile Dundee in China

The Revelation Of The Laowai (老外) Stereotype I have had a bit of a revelation in my mind. Before, in previous travels overseas to China, I…

Cultural Differences: Trying to Rationalize The Problem China

In China, there is no one topic I have written about which I have not personally experienced a thousand times.  The wisdom written down comes…

Cultural Differences: The Term Laowai (老外)

Being Labeled A Laowai (老外) When I was at dinner last night, I heard two Chinese girls on the table across from me casually looking in…

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