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by Temple Hope Davis

  • Author: Temple Hope Davis
  • ISBN: 1602643652
  • ISBN13: 978-1602643659
  • ePub: 1419 kb | FB2: 1280 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Asia
  • Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing (April 20, 2009)
  • Pages: 220
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 129
  • Format: docx lit lrf txt
An Assault on My Senses: Living and Working in Central China ePub download

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At the time, moving to China to teach English to university students seemed like a good idea

At the time, moving to China to teach English to university students seemed like a good idea. Her original plan was to spend a year teaching English in China to reevaluate her career goals and take a break from dating.

CENTRAL AMERICA, CHIAPAS, AND YUCATAN. BY THE LATE JOHN LLOYD STEPHENS. With numerous Engravings. LONDON: ARTHUR HALL, VIRTUE & CO 23 PATERNOSTER ROW 1854. CLAY, PRINTER, BREAD STREET HILL.

Meili always wanted to work in New York, and she loved Central Park. While Meili was in the hospital, with doctors unsure if she would live or die, New York authorities were charging five teenagers who had been held in connection with the Central Park assaults with her attack. In April 1989 she was working as a banker at Salomon Brothers in New York City. I loved the freedom of the park. It just gave me a sense of vitality. It was a sense of accomplishment, and I was devoted to it," she told ABC News' "20/20. The teens - Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise and Antron McCray - eventually became known as the "Central Park Five.

Urban modernity lives under an assault of clocks. Living with them for six months it became clear to me that the only person with a watch and the only person who could never tell the time was, well, myself. Then I read the book. 3 Look after this carefully. Alarm clocks put the frighteners on sleep: the first thought in so many people’s minds, every single waking day is ‘W hat's the time? Am I late?' Digital clocks with their digital seconds seem to speed time, relentlessly tightening deadlines. To the Karen, the whole forest was a clock.

At the time, moving to China to teach English to university students seemed like a good idea. During her first culture-shocked weeks in Wuhan, Temple Bartlett encountered children who screamed and ran at the sight of a "foreign devil" and school officials snooping in her apartment. Her original plan was to spend a year teaching English in China to reevaluate her career goals and take a break from dating. In reality, she stayed for two and half years, met her husband in Wuhan (no he's not, he has red hair), learned how to be a teacher, and developed an addiction to the fascinating world that her Chinese ESL students described as "Communism with Chinese characteristics." "An Assault on My Senses: Living and Working in Central China" began as a series of emails the author sent to American friends and family. It's a loosely chronological journey through her two and a half years in China.
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This book is one you will not want to put down, especially if you have ever experienced China! I found it to be a reflection of my own culture shock when I first moved there, an accurate and humorous description of the assault on my own senses. Temple Hope Davis has just as accurately described the appreciation one must have for these lovely people when they have lived among them. The daring adventures that Temple describes are fun and funny to read! Savor and enjoy!
Coirad
This was a great book about a westerner in modern day China. I read it straight through! It is written with humor and wit. I would suggest this for anyone who wants to know more about China and an absolute must for anyone who plans on visiting there.
Iaiastta
An Assault on My Senses chronicles the experiences of the author as an 24 year old American English teacher in China. The book has a multi layer appeal in that it deals with cultural issues of China, traveling adventures and the love story of her meeting her husband. IN addition the author's colorful writting style the book is full of information about China. For instance, Chinese people rarely walk bare foot even at home, they do sometimes eat dog and they all have tiny leprchauns living in there closets who knit socks all day. Okay I made the last one up. Seriously, though this book has a lot of information and insight into Chinese culture. It also made be glad to be an American after hearing they nearly froze one Winter because the government refused to turn the heat on. No kidding. I also enjoyed the travel stories to such places as the Great Wall of China, Shanghai , Bejing and the White Emperial City. Enhancing the travel adventures were the mishaps caused by the less than reliable Chinese transportation system. Add to that a guy selling fried whole birds on the bus and you have a folley filled amusing read. Having said all of that, the thing I enjoyed most about this book was the challenge the author had teaching English to Chinese students. Apparently cheating isn't too strongly frowned upon in China. The authors tirvals to quell the cheating or as they call it "helping" is haliarious. And for you girls yes there is the love story. blah blah blah. One laugh out loud moment does come from this sappy stuff when her to be husband Rueben tries in the begining of their relationship to express his "unlove" . This section makes me fill like Casanova, thanks Rueben.
Doath
A great read for anyone traveling to the China. It gives the reader insights into cultural and even physical differences they may encounter in their travels. The author tells her story with great descriptions and with humor - her love of China is evident even as she describes her adventures and misadventures! If you are not able the make the trip - just brew a pot of tea and curl up with the next best thing!
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