China: Five Years in a Kingdom of Red

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WHY CHINA? This December marks five years’ since I first arrived in the middle kingdom. One of the most common questions I get asked by my students is: Why did you come to China? In short, I had been to Turkey and the school there breached their contract. A friend suggested I teach in Thailand. When I got there the government closed all the schools due to a flood. I was boxed into a corner and had limited funds so China was a happy accident. It has proven sometimes frustrating and…read more