An account of trying to find doctors for various ailments:, including macular degeneration, diverticulitis, sleep deprivation, osteoarthritis, and itchy scalp. And a bit on cultural differences.
After retiring from his professorship at a Korean university, Steve and his wife took teaching positions in Hungary, which he recommends highly.
Cultural differences between the West and Asia, from the mundane to the divine.
A North Korean expert discusses the the international dimensions of human rights violations: overseas workers, treatment of foreign nationals and state representatives and rhetoric.
In this interview an anthropologist and North Korea expert puts the history of the state’s rights abuses. in historical context.
Dr. Sandra Fahy discusses human rights abuses in North Korea, which she’s laid out in her second book, and provides some insight on what this means from our world.
In this interview, one American talks about being a tenured professor at a Japanese university, and another about her memories as a tenured professor at a Korean university. Both are good.
The author/editor of “Trailblasian” offers her own work experience–and frustrations many of us are familiar with–along with understanding of intercultural dynamics.
“Trailblasian” is a collection of seventeen trail-blazing black women telling their own stories about living in East Asia. .The book–and this author/editor interview–show us the ups and downs of the Asia experience from a fresh perspective.
I’m a staunch believer in using materials designed to meet the particular needs of particular students—their current circumstances, their culture, their preparation for the jobs they were most likely to have. I came to this conviction in 1984 when I arrived at Xiamen University in Fujian Province, China, and was told that the fourth-year composition classes I’d been hired to teach had been given to someone else. I would be doing first-year and graduate-level conversation. Instead of the box of composition books I’d brought with me from the University of Pittsburgh, I needed conversation materials. In the stacks of the …