Fall 2011

October 10, 2011

Langzhong

On Oct. 2 we boarded a bus for a 2 ½ hour trip to Langzhong. In existence for more than two millennia, the small city has a…

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October 1, 2011

Taiji

This week we’ll document Monday’s introduction to taiji, a form of exercise that many Chinese people engage in regularly. Passing through parks or other public spaces, our…

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September 24, 2011

Three Kingdoms

A cold snap had many of us shivering for most of this week. Language teachers helped us learn weather-related terms that distinguish among degrees of weather (rain…

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September 19, 2011

We started out last week with an introduction to Chinese folk songs. After helping us practice two songs, we got to hear other songs performed by several…

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September 12, 2011

Our first week of classes went by quickly.  Rain brought a welcome break in the extreme heat of our first days here.  We meet in the main…

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September 12, 2011

We’ll start back with a few pictures from our Sept. 4 train ride from Chengdu to Nanchong.  After passing the security checks at the entrance of the…

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September 12, 2011

Continuing with activities from our first weekend: After Saturday’s lunch, we headed back to Tianfu Square in the center of Chengdu. There we met up with Chinese…

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September 12, 2011

Catching up with posts from our first weekend:  The bus from the airport took us right to our hostel, located in a bustling neighborhood marked by the…

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September 4, 2011

Host families

The first 48 hours in China were busy ones. This morning (Sunday) we boarded a fast train for Chengdu. We packed as much of our luggage as…

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September 2, 2011

Safe arrival

Just a quick entry today: All 19 students arrived safely and on schedule in Chengdu. Jo-Ann and Joe were glad to see their smiles. Joining us at…

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