Sea of Green March 19th 2009 "Why are you all dressed in green?", asked a curious Chinese student. "Is it Arbor Day?"
A good guess-after all, trees are green. But no, it's St. Patrick's Day. How do you explain what St. Patrick's Day is to someone who doesn't understand? Well, this is the conversation I had several times throughout the day:
"It's an Irish holiday."
"So you're from Ireland?"
"No, we celebrate it in Am ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai 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
I am currently a junior in college and I am majoring in Chinese Language and Literature. To supplement my studies, I studied in Taiwan for 2 months in the summer of 2007. In the Spring of 2009 I will be studying in Shanghai for a semester.
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