欢迎您, Welcome! Or: You know you’re going to China when a woman is wearing a polka-dotted hat with Mickey Mouse ears

1 Sep

And so the journey begins…

Thanks for visiting the SinoFile! Over the course of my gap year, I’ll be using this space to chronicle my experiences in and observations of China: the people, the culture, the language, and more. Between now and December, I am studying Chinese at East China Normal University in Shanghai and teaching English at a school for migrant children, while living with a Chinese family. After the New Year, I will begin an internship at an English-language publication (to be determined), also in Shanghai. In addition to “sinofilic” posts, I hope to pepper in entries about current events, sports, television, and other topics. These may be tangentially related to China, or not at all.

I’ll do my best to write on a regular basis but if you have questions, comments, a seed of an idea, please let me know. Perhaps you’d fancy guest-writing a post? Let me know. To paraphrase a former Chinese teacher paraphrasing Confucius, “Isn’t it a pleasure to have friends from all over the world?”

Until next time…

-Evan

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One Response to “欢迎您, Welcome! Or: You know you’re going to China when a woman is wearing a polka-dotted hat with Mickey Mouse ears”

  1. Bonnie September 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    Loved the blog Evan! Could so relate.
    Can’t wait to read more.

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