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Month: June 2017

Farewell Xuchang, Hello Hangzhou

Farewell Xuchang, Hello Hangzhou

June marks the end of my first year of university teaching. As I reflect on my time in a semi-rural Chinese city, I realize I experienced a lot of firsts: my first months in China, first time working with university students, and my first time taking on Mandarin (Chinese language). Below, I will discuss some of the hi-lights of the past few months with a brief look at my new city, Hangzhou. University teaching comes with its own forms of…

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