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 …
Krys Lee’s first novel is “How I Became a North Korean,” the story of young refugees and a Chinese-Korean who are held hostage in the Chinese border area by a South Korean missionary.
This is a 2013 interview with Krys Lee, the Korean-American-Korean author of the short story collection “Drifting House.”
An American professor at a Korean university discusses his book on Asian “birth dreams,” the dreams which inform a woman she’s pregnant. Birth dreams also appear in the Bible.