Chris Clancy

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...

Ignorance In Action

By Chris Clancy It’s not unusual for liberals to defend stimulus spending by saying that things would have been even worse without it. This is...

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...

September 8th 2011: A New Direction or More of the Same?

By Chris Clancy On September 8th President Obama is going to make a speech. The content of that speech is going to have a profound...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Part 4

By Chris Clancy Chapter Four – The Girl in the Garden There are many reasons for coming to teach in China. Money, however, is not one of...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Part 3

By Chris Clancy Chapter Three – Three Weeks in and One Day Out! September 2004. Hubei Province. China. Three weeks in. I was sitting in the back...