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

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608990436
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • 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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Table of Contents

Foreword Martha Chan vii

Preface xi

1 "Saving Grandmother's Face" Don Karen Barnes 1

2 "Mountains, Water" Aminta Arrington 4

3 "Renovation" Amanda Hostetler 9

4 "Me and Mr. Yang" Robert Moore 15

5 "The Funeral" Samara Sanchez 22

6 "What Shall I Call You?" Pamela Holt 27

7 "Lost and Found in Yunnan" Lindsey Paulick 32

8 "Searching for Lu Xun" Robert Moore 39

9 "Lessons for the Teacher" Daniel Jaime 46

10 "Hospitality" Emily Ciccotti 55

11 "The Language of Love" Lindsey Paulick 66

12 "Communication" Amanda Hostetler 74

13 "In Their Own Words" Don Karen Barnes 81

14 "Bundled-Up Babies" Aminta Arrington 86

15 "I Came to be Served" Jesse Ciccotti 89

16 "The Stacks" Sheryl Smalligan 97

17 "Words" Aminta Arrington 104

Contributor Biographies 111

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