#33 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College, China (How to become a celebrity in Taizhou) June 17th 2006 Since Taizhou College is located on the outskirts of Taizhou City, my college-apartment is situated in the sub-urbs rather than the urban area. Still, eight floors below me, re-verberate the sounds of a city on the move, every imaginable city-sound being well represented, as in a loud and ill-tuned and ill-managed orchestra, that somehow makes irrational sense.
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Asia » China » Jiangsu » Taizhou 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