Monthly Archives: September 2013

Shimen Village

For my first rural field visit this time around, my field advisor (and previous professor when I was here with the China Center), Liu Wei, offered me the opportunity to tag along with this year’s class of China Center students … Continue reading

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Sichuan Part II: Over the Mountains and through a Cornfield to Aba

As I mentioned in my last post, my first 2010 field visit entailed a lot of vegetable-plot weeding alongside Global Village of Beijing’s farm manager, Peng. Nothing builds camaraderie like digging in the dirt while roasting under the sun and … Continue reading

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Sichuan Part I: Global Village of Beijing

Before detailing my new rural farming adventures (I’ve scheduled my first one for the National Day holiday week of October 1-7) , I’m going to try to provide a better context on what I’m doing and why through my 2010 … Continue reading

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The Beginning! (for real)

I made it! I left on Sept 1st and arrived in Hangzhou on the 3rd. The 2nd was my (and my twin’s!) 25th birthday. I slept through most of it, which has become my post-23 preferred method of celebrating anyway. … Continue reading

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