How Was China?: Views And Vignettes From A Chinese Women's College

How Was China?: Views And Vignettes From A Chinese Women's College

How Was China?: Views and Vignettes from a Chinese Women's College

Feeling bored and counting her losses, Dodie is eager for a new kind of adventure as she enters her 7th decade. When she answers an ad inviting people to teach English in China, she finds the adventure she sought and much, much more. Dodie discovers that her destination, Hwa Nan College for Women, has been resurrected from the ashes of two revolutions by a handful of elderly Chinese matriarchs in hopes of preparing capable young women for vocations in the new China. The “Old Ladies” are feisty, determined and running the school on a shoestring. Her young adult students are idealistic and naive…full of dreams for their families and optimistic about their futures. Who are these girls and what are their stories? And how does Dodie, a retired school psychologist with no ESL training, muddle through a decade of teaching them English only to discover that she has been a student herself? How Was China? answers these questions with intelligence, humor and honesty. The book weaves together tales of travel, social commentary, personal stories of Chinese women and the author’s observations as she explores her home in this very...

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