I’m Beau Sides, the author of the new travel book Lessons from China: A Westerner’s Cultural Education. Thanks for joining me as I blog about my adventures in China, the many interesting and beautiful aspects of China, and its unique culture.

After over forty trips and numerous teaching tours in China, I consider it my second home. Each opportunity for me to foster cultural awareness and acceptance among Chinese and Americans is unique and rewarding. I believe that anyone interested in Chinese culture or in building cross-cultural relationships between Americans and Chinese will benefit from the lessons shared on this site.

I intend to post frequently about subjects like: etiquette, people, customs, food, holidays, tourist sites, economy, fashion, education, arts, architecture, housing, history, travel tips, shopping, and more.

I invite you to subscribe to my Beau Sides.com blog because I believe that experiencing even a small taste of Chinese culture will enrich your life.