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Chapter Twelve – Trouble Brewing

By Chris Clancy The presentations began in week three of the second semester I knew from past experience, that if students are told to give a...

Chapter Eleven – Telling An English Joke in Chinese

By Chris Clancy The second semester got off to smooth start – a good job as well - because the first half of it proved...

Chapter Ten – Something Completely Different

By Chris Clancy January 2006. The first semester at ZUEL finished. I was told that the department was very happy with my performance. As a reward...

Chapter Nine – Not Much Beats a Good Story

By Chris Clancy Chapter Nine – Not Much Beats a Good Story Here’s a question for those of us in the West who went on to...

Chapter Eight – “Take It Easy Chris, Just Take It Easy”

By Chris Clancy Chapter Eight – “Take It Easy Chris, Just Take It Easy” When I got the job at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law...

Cut Loose at Fifty — Chapter Seven

By Chris Clancy Chapter Seven – The Calm Before the Storm I arrived in Wuhan in the first week of July 2005. The FAO met me...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Goodbye DJK

By Chris Clancy China Series: Chapter 6 Someone once said to me that when an employee starts thinking about his pension, he’s had it. He might...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Spring Festival

By Chris Clancy China Series: Chapter 5 My first semester in China drew to a close. I went to see the Foreign Affairs Officer (the FAO). I asked...

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