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Suichang Part II: Chinese New Year 2014

As I am sure you can imagine, I was ecstatic to get back in touch with the family from Suichang that I stayed with in 2010 (see previous post), and jumped at the opportunity when they invited me to spend ten … Continue reading

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Suichang Part I: A Tea Farm, and my Brief Celebrity as a Local Waitress

For my next 2010 field visit (following Julie’s family in Jiangsu province), I contacted a family that was running a large-scale tea farm; at least, definitely larger than the standard ‘noodle plots’ that rural families are allocated through the village … Continue reading

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Jiangsu: Julie and the Fish Farm

As promised I will be writing more detailed accounts of each of my 2010 field visits, starting with WWOOF visit # in Jiangsu: Julie and the fish farm. Julie, my first WWOOF contact, was twenty-five and working in Nanjing as … Continue reading

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Liangzhu Village: I was the Ring Bearer in a Chinese Wedding

In sync with my habit of figuring things out as I go, I woke up early Tuesday morning to ‘baidu’ (China’s ‘google’ equivalent) the address of the farm I had made plans to visit in Liangzhu  (良渚) village. I had … Continue reading

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