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HIV-Positive Students Ponder Life After High School

It’s the first day of the semester after the summer break, and a group of students gather in a schoolyard in northern China to watch the raising of the national flag. 1,396 more words


My favorite novelty ice cream

Two summers ago I was in Beijing for an ‘intensive/advanced’ language program. In reality this meant I was spending four hours a day in a classroom on the fourth floor of an old, un-air conditioned building, counting down the minutes until  I could eat at the 餐厅 and speak in English. 535 more words

Ice Cream


Wha gwan guys!

Thanks to facebook memories I was reminded of an article I wrote about my first time traveling to China as an exchange student 4 years ago. 750 more words


Buddhism: Religion, Philosophy, or Spirituality?

When I visited New York a couple of months ago, a student at Columbia University asked me this question: Would you consider Buddhism a religion or philosophy? 689 more words

Personal Reflection

Are fears of mass unemployment in China overblown? | Reuters

Despite its sputtering economy – or perhaps because of it – China’s labor market may be able to provide more jobs for laid off workers than many think. 310 more words

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