This book is a compilation of humorous emails written to family and friends during the author's two years living in China. They moved to China in August 2000 hoping to escape the hectic lifestyle of living in San Francisco and allow their adopted Chinese daughter an opportunity to learn the language and culture of her birth country. This book chronicles their life and provides an intimate look into what it is like to live in China as an American family. It reveals how it affected the building of an identity for their Chinese-American daughter. The author writes about the numerous friends they made among the Chinese people from Glenn, their housekeeper, to the couple who sold tofu in the market. She describes shopping at the local market, ordering in local restaurants, and describes how the local Chinese live and work. This book describes their life, full of curiosities and adventures. Learn why Chinese men grow long their fifth finger nail, how to avoid disaster when traveling to Mongolia, how to cross the street, and the difficulties in purchasing and getting an egg from market to home. After reading the book you may be inspired to try your own adventure.You sit at a restaurant on a low table, and food is brought - fish caught in the stream, and lettuce washed in the canal by the restaurant. Too bad they dona#39;t serve ... Classes Down the Hole: How many types of toilets do the Chinese have? Four.
|Title||:||Postcards from China|
|Publisher||:||Virtualbookworm Publishing - 2003-11-01|