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How to Avoid Conflicts While Living in China

How to Avoid Conflicts While Living in China

As a foreigner working and living in China, you're bound to have an argument or disagredent with a Chinese person at some point. Chinese people deal with conflict differently than we do in the West, which of course can lead to more frustration and misunderstandings. Here’s what you need to know about Chinese culture to hopefully avoid or, failing that, diffuse an argument in China. In my view, there are three main things that can lead to conflict between foreigners and Chinese people: 1. The Chinese Concept of “Face” Quick! What’s the easiest way to look cool? Figh... Read More>>
Everything You Need to Know Before Accepting a Teaching Job in China

Everything You Need to Know Before Accepting a Teaching Job in China

My teaching English in China experience began as I battled through dozens of dails from recruiters and schools, all sedingly keen to give me a job. I’d sent my resume to hundreds of potential dployers as I searched for my first teaching job in China. For those thinking about teaching English in China there can be a plethora of options and no easy way to make an informed decision. I hope outlining my personal experience here will help you navigate the scene.   Photo: Read More>>
The Reality of Raising Kids in China.

The Reality of Raising Kids in China.

I always knew that parenthood would be a challenge, though I assumed that I’d be doing it in my home country instead of China. In many ways it's what I imagined parenting to be like but raising Chinese-Australians here does present some interesting challenges: Everyday Life The boys’ childhood has been anything but traditional by Chinese standards – actually it’s bordering on rebellious. The... Read More>>