1. Ruth Hsiao —
    Thursday, May 13, 2010 :: 07:57 PM

    I enjoyed your charming reflections on you first editorial job.  I bet the book was well used.  When I taught English and American Literature at Sichuan University in 1985, I sent ahead cartons of books for the courses I was to teach.  There was none in China, especially text books on writing and reading.  Of course I didn’t have enough copies for every student to have one.  The books were kept under lock and counted every day after each class.  Photo copying was also non-existent, so every text book was precious.

    Enjoy your visit with your parents!

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    Monday, May 17, 2010 :: 04:12 AM

    Thanks for the comment, Ruth. Chengdu in 1985 must have been wonderful—I’ve seen pictures. Before it was a car city. The dan dan is still fantastic.

    I wish I had also sent some books ahead when I was teaching in Nanshan. The book many Chinese schools use (“Super Kids”) is awful!

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    Tuesday, June 01, 2010 :: 12:49 AM

    great to hear you are in china.. you are always a graphic designer.. can’t command Z that away.