A young Englishman talks about his experience as a Buddhist monk in a Hong Kong monastery and his 1984 visit to monasteries in mainland China.
This is a photo essay of Lin Village, Fujian, China as it was in 1985 under the “responsibility system.”
A foreign student describes her 1985 encounters with Han Chinese and Uighurs in Xinjiang Province, including places closed to foreigners.
In 1985 Two New Zealanders talk about their experience working in a Chinese yacht factory.
In 1985, days after a young New Zealander arrives in Xiamen, China, his appendix bursts and he undergoes surgery under local anesthetic. Chinese and expats who rally around him.
This is a photo essay of Gulangyu and Xiamen in Fujian Province, China as they were in 1986. It sets the scene for the stories which are told here.
In late 1985, a French teacher at Xiamen University in China journeyed north to attend a village wedding at a student’s home. This is her story.
Are you contemplating a move to Asia? Do you already live here? Are you an armchair traveler looking to discover this fascinating part of the world? Are your friends, family or coworkers from Asian cultures? Are you interested in the phenomenon of intercultural communication and experience?
Posts on this website will bring you into the reality of living, working or traveling here–particularly China, Korea, Japan and the Philippines–as the storytellers delve into the details of their personal experience: on-the-job triumphs or embarrassments, health care problems, human rights demonstrations, lifestyles and everyday life, relationships, spirituality, music, books, travel. Please come right in, experience and enjoy!