Saving Grandmother's Face: And Other Tales from Christian Teachers in China

Saving Grandmother's Face: And Other Tales from Christian Teachers in China

by Aminta Arrington, Martha Chan
     
 

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An elderly peasant woman lives with her coffin in the kitchen. An American teacher is "adopted" by a village family. An eccentric grandfather teaches Chinese to his American student by jumping around the room and other perilous pantomimes.

China is a vast and populous nation which demands our understanding. But while newspaper headlines commonly focus

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An elderly peasant woman lives with her coffin in the kitchen. An American teacher is "adopted" by a village family. An eccentric grandfather teaches Chinese to his American student by jumping around the room and other perilous pantomimes.

China is a vast and populous nation which demands our understanding. But while newspaper headlines commonly focus on politics and economics, Saving Grandmother's Face, written by Christian university teachers in China, recounts their experiences in the classroom and in the countryside, celebrating a child's birth and mourning a child's death, grading papers and discussing Chinese literature. Through these stories you will see a side of China often left out-the human side.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608990436
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Aminta Arrington graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and has an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She also studied for one year at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. She has taught English at Taishan Medical University in Tai'an, Shandong Province, China since 2006.

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