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- Crazy Dumpling Cinnamon Roll 3 days ago Today, I entered one of my dumpling recipes into the Spoonful My Take Winter Kitchen Contest sponsored by Disney. The challenge was to choose a recipe from eight winter recipes provided and make my own special version of it. Of course, I jumped at the chance to make a Disney dumpling. In fact, I...
- Book Review: Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama 2 weeks ago Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama is a novel about women who worked in a silk factory in rural southern China from the 1920's to the beginnings of the Japanese invasion in the mid-1930's. I picked up this book because I am very interested in the way silk was processed in China in pre-industrial...
- A Love Story for Valentine's Day 3 weeks ago Happy early Valentine's Day! My husband and I will be spending the holiday weekend gallivanting around Hong Kong, so I am posting this lovely story a little early. The following was originally published at iPinion Syndicate and republished here with permission from the author.When it comes to...
- Officials Express Concern for Rural Wives; That's Magazine Thinks it's a Joke 3 months ago The Global Times ran a piece recently about how Chinese officials have expressed concerned for the rural wives of migrant workers. That's Magazine, a popular group of English magazines ran a crass piece regurgitating the original article with the title "Official Concerned that Rural Women Aren't...
- The Chinese Government Wants More Foreign Workers; Misses Irony 3 months ago The China Daily reported today that "China will speed up the exploration of immigration policies this year to attract skilled foreign workers." The funny thing is that the article doesn't mention why China, one of the most populous nations on earth, is suffering a worker shortage other than an...
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- Ten Things to Bring With You for Cooking in China Writing Contest March 2013 Food is cultural. When living in a new country it is great to experience their culture through their food. But what about your own culture’s food? Don’t be so quick to abandon it for something new. In America, we have an abundance of foods from...
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05:19 AM November 06, 2012
I've been an avid reader of "Two Americans in China" almost as long as I've been in China itself. Amanda covers everything from breaking news to events in Changsha to book reviews, calling out "ugly foreigners," and more. It's a really interesting and informative read every time!
10:39 AM November 15, 2012
Absolutely top notch. Have been reading it ever since she started it. Informative and entertaining. Ugly forigners is entertaining, while at the same time disturbing. Never thought that visitors (americans and others)could act in such a wierd way in a foreign country. Hopefully, more will read it and learn to watch their behavior when visiting a foreign country.
18:34 PM November 27, 2012
Im so excited for amanda she is an amazing person and her doing this is a dream you go girl luv u
23:27 PM December 20, 2012
I find Amandas' blog interesting and I admire her for following her dreams. I do have to say that there are ugly foreigners in all countries. I do not believe the Chinese are the only ones who have this experience, but she is correct in pointing out such things. There are good and bad people of every nationality and they will be good or bad wherever they may travel or live. Other than that, I am always interested in the first hand experiences of those who travel or live abroad, and I was lucky enough to "find" her blog and wish her luck!!!