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Jan Cross, a recent graduate from the University of Mississippi, is on a plane headed for Beijing, China, to teach English at a Chinese university. Struggling to free herself of her ultra-independent behavior, she intentionally places herself in a situation that forces her to depend on others for help. Jan gets much more than she bargained for as she experiences a culture that is worlds apart from her beloved southern town of Jasper, Mississippi, USA. Jan quickly learns that as a visitor and an employee, you dont mess with the Chinese government or the university! The challenges of living and working abroad change her forever as she gives and receives lessons inside and outside of the classroom on life, social practices, politics, and the deep bond of friendship. Lessons from China is a heartwarming exploration of China that innocently, and often humorously, takes into account the many differences and similarities to US culture through the eyes of a young American and first-time traveler.

About the Author

First time author and humanitarian, Beau Sides is the President and Founder of Global Partners in Life (GPiL), a non-profit organization that helps children, adolescents, and young adults, with educational, humanitarian, and medical needs in China. Today, Global Partners in Life can celebrate over eight years of giving for the purpose of enabling young lives to prosper.Having earned the honored title of teacher as an English language instructor in some of China's universities, business, and language schools, Beau describes each opportunity to foster cultural awareness and acceptance among Chinese and Americans as unique and rewarding. After about forty trips and numerous teaching tours in this beautiful country, he considers China his second home.Having "married up," as the saying goes, Beau and his lovely wife, Leah, celebrate over twenty-five years of marriage. They also love and nurture three family dogs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780985993504
Author:
Sides, Beau
Publisher:
Rutledge Publishing
Subject:
Travel -- China.
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Cultural Crossroads
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 0.5 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Contemporary Women
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Travel » Asia » China

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