This is a selection of resources on stories of foreigners who have experienced life in China available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list.
NLB print and digital resources
China tripping: Encountering the everyday in the People’s Republic
This book is a compilation of cultural and social experiences of an influential group of experts during their travels to and stay in mainland China. The fascinating anecdotes contained in this book illustrate the rapidly evolving China vividly to the readers.
All rights reserved, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019
Leftover in China: The women shaping the world’s next superpower
Read about the lives of four women through their personal anecdotes in this fascinating narrative about China’s single women and how these “leftover women” who have chosen to postpone or eschew marriage totally could be indispensable to the future of their country.
Retrieved from OverDrive. (myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.)
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My journey through the Chinese culture and language
Dylan Swickle, an American youth, relates his fruitful and fulfilling experience in studying and using the Chinese language, making Chinese friends and learning about the Chinese culture when he travelled to parts of China as an exchange student.
Larry Ding muses on how people in mainland China tend to vie with one another for the privilege of paying the bill after meals with family or friends. He believes it could be due to or influenced by cultural notions such as dignity, karma and chivalry amongst the mainland Chinese.
American performer Alison M.Friedman
Alison Friedman, an American performer consulted by the Chinese Ministry of Culture for her expertise in contemporary perform arts, shares about her arts and cultural experiences whilst performing and travelling in China.
Patrick Flanary, journalist and expat in China
Seasoned American journalist and expatriate, Patrick Flanary, shares some interesting anecdotes from his daily life and working experiences in mainland China after moving to Beijing.
Last updated on Oct 2020