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Byron

Byron

Byron was born in the United States and moved to the then British colony of Hong Kong in time to see the Union Jack lowered for the last time. He first became intrigued to Chinese culture through a heavy dose of Cantonese horror movies. Byron...
Daniel Newman

Daniel Newman

Born in London, Daniel first came to China at the age of eighteen to study a variety of different kung fu systems from masters in Shaolin, Wudang and Dali. Thereafter he went on to obtain a BA in English at the University of York and an MPhil in Modern...
David

David

David hails from Portland, Maine, USA and is proud to be from the land of lobsters and great skiing. His love of language learning and lifelong goal of living in China ultimately led him to pack up his worldly possessions and take the plunge. David’s a...
Li Xiuqun

Li Xiuqun

Originally from near Leshan, home to the famous stone carved Buddha, in Sichuan province, Li Xiuqun (on the left in this photo) moved to Shanghai over four years ago. Having also previously lived in Zhejiang province and traveled elsewhere in China, Li...
Luke

Luke

Born in the North West of England, Luke has always been fascinated by languages. After studying French and German at A-level, he would always look for opportunities to continue his linguistic practice during his time at the University of Manchester,...

Marco

First, I came in China to complete my study and then I was very impressed by the Chinese culture and how it can teach us more about the legacy of China. Thus, I started to visit historical monuments and place all around china (Beijing, Sichuan, Harbin,...
Mo

Mo

Originally from Los Angeles, Mo has, at this point, lived about half her life in China and the other half in the US. An avid traveller, she has been to many countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. These cross-cultural experiences have been crucial...
Natasha

Natasha

Natasha Zhang, whose Chinese name is Zhang Jiangong, is a Sichuan native who moved to Shanghai for her full-time accountancy job at a foreign-owned firm. She completed her financial studies degree in Chengdu in Southwest China, before moving to neighbouring...
Ryan

Ryan

Ryan is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where he completed a BA in international business with a Chinese focus and minored in economics. Since graduating in 2010, Ryan has worked in Haikou in the south of China and now lives...