Not Just a Man’s World

Most of the world SEEMS to operate on the notion that women are secondary citizens to men. Will women follow these rules forever? One writer thinks NOT. Okay, so, recently

The Boat CLAIMING South Sea

Shipwrecks are time capsules. Hidden beneath waves, they are suspended in silt and sand. Just down the coast from Dongguan ARE the remains of Nanhai One. The 1987 discovery of

On a Chinese Screen

Popular wisdom tells us that living abroad is good for us. It broadens horizons, imparts new perspectives and bestows knowledge. IS THE HYPE ALL TRUE? Your average expatriate, particularly a

The Divergent Life of John L

John L receives news of his mother’s death. The news is delivered by John L’s father. John L asks for details and his father provides them. Car crash. Drunk driver.

Something You Should Know

This month, we’ve put together an essential list of nine key mental skills that every teacher who takes their job seriously must acquire. Which ones are you missing? Every teacher

Dry That Wet Blanket

Forgetting the money, traveling and social benefits, negativity can be infectious. This can be a precarious place, don’t forget to smile once in a while. Okay, I’ve had it! Last

Fixing Teeth with Humanity

Most of the time, we walk around glaring at the frustrations we see in our daily lives. Is it really worth our time? There’s not a moment to waste. Prepare

Middle Kingdom Madness

Though China is an awesome place to live, it may not necessarily be the first place you think of to spend your hard-earned holiday… You will hear many an expat

A Summer of Anniversaries

In the heady early months of the Opium War (1840-1842), British Admiral George Elliot had captured the Qing forts at Humen. Later, on January 15, 1841, George’s cousin, Charles, who

The Hole

I arrived the same way anyone else did. It wasn’t painful or difficult. In fact, I didn’t need to do anything at all. I was told that two others were