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Pandas and Food on Day 9

Lesley Buckmaster, Dragons Admin

This post is a bit delayed as the past few days have been pretty full. We’ve moved from Yunnan Province up to Sichuan Province, specifically to Chengdu. Our first full day was quite good as we went to visit with one of our instructor’s......Read More

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Sweet & Savory

Joseph & Lauren, Instructor

Today was sweet and savory, our last day in Lijiang and Lashihai. We said farewell to our host families. All members of our group were touched by the warmth and generosity of our hosts in Lashihai. Despite our limited mandarin or local dialect, we......Read More

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Day 3

Ed Young, Participant

Day 3 After our daily check-in, it was clear that people are feeling more and more themselves. Jet lag is dissipating and trepidations have been replaced by excitement to explore Kunming. Our schedule has been active but not frenetic allowing us to......Read More

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On Survival and Fulfillment

Stef, Participant

I write from the top-top bunk of a sleeper train as we glide away from Kunming, city of eternal Spring, with bellies and hearts full. Days ago now, I was struck by the exquisite succinctness of Lu Yuan’s assertion that “we’re here to learn how......Read More

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Day 2 in Kunming!

Lesley Buckmaster, Participant

What a wonderful day! We got to welcome our final member of our team at breakfast this morning so we are now complete! The day started with a visit to the Qiongzhu Temple which was constructed during the Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty (1279-1368). To think......Read More

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Response to “A Tale of Two Political...

Frank Barros, Participant

I see Eric X. Li being categorized toward the “Panda Hugger” side of a spectrum. I don’t think tossing him into the entire category works.  He is certainly a supporter of the Chinese political system, but he explicitly stated......Read More

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Our Updated Itinerary

Lauren Collins, Participant

Day 1: Thursday, July 26th After settling in and dropping off bags at the Home Inn Plus hotel in downtown Kunming, we will gather in the lobby to make our way to beautiful Green Lake Park for orientation activities and goal-setting for the course.......Read More

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Lauren Collins Instructor Introduction

Lauren Collins, Participant

Dear Educators, I am so excited to meet you in China and explore together. My Chinese name is 柯柔雨, I am absolutely thrilled to spend time with you learning, exploring, eating, laughing, and growing our professional practices. I am just......Read More

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Pre-course readings

Joseph Vincent, Participant

Dear China Educators, In this post, you will find the China Educator program’s pre-course readings as well as recommended optional readings. We know that all of you are very busy and most likely just coming out of a very grueling school year.......Read More

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Joe Vincent’s Introduction…Going into...

Joseph Vincent, Participant

Dear China Educator 2018 All-Stars(!), Welcome to our yak board and thank you to all of you who have already posted! I can’t wait to (virtually) meet the rest of our participants as we gear up for our China adventure in less than two months!......Read More

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Panda Huggers and Dragon Slayers

Joseph Vincent, Instructor

“Panda-hugger” and “dragon-slayer” have become popular terms in recent years for describing two different kinds of China-watchers. Rob Gifford defines the terms as follows: “A panda-hugger is someone who says that......Read More

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New Eyes

Stefanie Daehler, Participant

Every time I read Iyer’s words–and every time I try to articulate to others what it is about intentional travel that feels somehow like the most important stuff of life–something new strikes me as The Real Reason I travel (and......Read More

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Associate Director of College Counseling

Carter Delloro, Participant

When I was a teenager, I had never left the country. My parents had never left the country either. I had no sense of the world beyond the Eastern Time Zone in America, and I had no reason to understand why it was useful to me to extend beyond my......Read More

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Iyer Article Thoughts

Lesley Buckmaster, Participant

As I read through the Iyer article, I highlighted various phrases that resonated with me or that I found interesting. Through the article I moved through different spaces of thought wanting to pick out something ‘really good’ to share with the......Read More