Teachers’ Back to School Tips

New clothes, supplies and enthusiasm are brimming in your students and you’ve got another glorius chance to kick things off in the best way possible. Do it right. It’s time

Saline Rising

This month brings us some top-notch action from the keys of Alix Robinson. With guns, car chases and Russians, honestly, what more could you want? Are you not entertained? The

Military Ghosts of Modern China

On May 1, 1924, on Changzhou Island, a motley crew of unlikely allies celebrated the opening of one of the most famous schools in modern Chinese history. The Republic of

Chinese Internet Blues

With news that VPNs and similar services are set to be banned, there’s more reason than ever to maximize Facebook. Will it ever happen? Maybe it already is. Last month,

Differentiation in ESL Classes

If you’ve got a great class, but a few students constantly struggle to keep up, try these techniques to keep things running smoothly. We’ve all been there. Whether at a

In search of quiet

Work hard, play hard, that’s that motto. We’re tired of getting drunk as fast as possible and then  slurring a night away. Lulu knows better. My writing has been everywhere.

A Chef Who Doesn’t Like Sweets

Sick of the mundane, one local chef leveraged his love for cooking and brought Dongguan a variety of desserts they never thought possible. Cross the hulking, orange bridge in Wanjiang

The Oviparous Humans

This month offers an eerie sci-fi glimpse of a future where babies hatching from eggs has become the norm. What happens to parenting? Would it lead to a more equal

Tapping the Mind of a Creator

Delicately as a falling flower petal, Professor Jiemin Wu of Beijing Normal University applies soft colors and designs to paper. A modern master following the northern branch of the Lingnan

Preparing for the Future

PLENTY of positions means EVEN MORE money and flexibility. continuing to evolve as a professional will ensure your skills are always in demand. This month, I write about where I