Jiaozi and Burgers

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Jiaozi and Burgers
An English prof's musings on China with travel pieces and spiritual reflections too
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  • A wedding, a cold, and my past life: Part 2 3 weeks ago Thursday night was the rehearsal dinner. Half of a pole barn had been transformed into a formal affair with lights strung along the rafters and wildflowers in glass vases on each table. There were a lot of Schrotenboers and Finkbeiners along with some relatives and friends. We enjoyed some pasta,...
  • A wedding, a cold, and my past life: Part 1 2 months ago No, this isn’t a reflection on the supposed ties between marriage and reincarnation when you are in a feverish state. It’s just a recap (long overdue) of my trip to America this summer. This time I was not alone. Usually I am a solitary traveler, but this time my girlfriend Queenie joined me to...
  • The Month of Weddings: Part 2 6 months ago The second wedding I went to in May was a cross-cultural ceremony between my Australian coworker and his Chinese wife (they were already legally married but hadn’t had an official party). I was particularly interested in this one since I had a Chinese girlfriend. Better bring a notepad this time....
  • The Month of Weddings: Part 1 7 months ago There’s something about May. It’s not that it’s especially romantic or terribly alluring. But I suppose spring is an optimal time to say one’s vows. Maybe it’s just me. But May does seem to be the time for weddings. I’ve been to three in the past month. Each were unique in their own...
  • Year of the Rooster, the Great Migration: Part 3 9 months ago Huanggang was cold, but this place was worse. There I was in a blanket cocoon, completely dressed, and praying that my toes wouldn’t get frostbite that night. Earlier that day we (Queenie, her parents, brother, sister-in-law, and nephew) had arrived at Queenie’s aunt’s village, which had one...

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04:08 AM April 01, 2015

Hi Paul! I stumbled upon your blog while researching the city of Kunshan. I have just been offered an English teaching position there starting this Fall and am trying to gather relevant information about Shanghai and China. I would love to get your opinion on the city and any additional advice you could offer a first-timer! Thanks :) Karissa

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