Category Archives: Zhejiang Province

Back from Hiatus

It has been 5 months and 14 days since my last post. In the week following my visit with the Lu’s, I defended my thesis, graduated from Zhejiang University, packed up my dorm room, and flew home to Maine. One month … Continue reading

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What about the Family Pig Farms? Part III

I returned with Anna, my mandarin teacher, to her village for the May 1st holiday weekend. Last time I was there, we had talked about interviewing her father’s friend, who I’ll call Shushu. Shushu is from a neighboring village where … Continue reading

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What about the Family Pig Farms? Part II

 I returned with my mandarin teacher to her hometown for the weekend to attend the celebration of her cousin’s daughter’s first birthday. In China, your first birthday is a big deal. And not just for your family, but for your … Continue reading

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What about the Family Pig Farms?

My mandarin teacher recently invited me to accompany her back to her village for the weekend. I jumped at the opportunity. Not only because I’ll take any chance for a new insight to life in the countryside, but especially because … Continue reading

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