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