#90 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College, China (2008, The Year of the Rat) January 2nd 2008 One of the most anticipated years in China's history has emerged and in a few weeks, the "Year of the Rat" will be announced in the Chinese Lunar Calendar as the Peoples Republic of China will celebrate its "Coming-Out" party to the world, hosting the 2008 Olympics with opening ceremonies scheduled for August, 8th. (08-08-08)
The number 8 is a very auspicious number in Chinese culture indicati ... read more
Asia » China » Jiangsu » Taizhou » Taizhou University For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
After 38 years as a Foreign Language Teacher and Foreign Language Dept. Chair at Coral Gables Sr. H.S., and A.J. Professor of German at the University of Miami, I have left Florida in June of 2006, where my home is in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. I have just signed another year's teaching-contract (my 8th year now) with Taizhou University in the city of Taizhou, located about 3hrs north of Shanghai, in Jiangsu Province, CHINA.
I thought it would be informative for others and rewarding for me personally, to log the progress of my efforts from beginning to end, as a Travel and Photo Jo... full info