Hero

I want to honor a hero who has done so much to help others, even to the point of putting himself at risk. This man is a hero in more ways than one. One of the things that make him a hero is that he is the principal of a migrant school in China. I’ll give you some...

China’s Street Food: Part 7

Soup’s On Here is a universal truth: When it’s cold outside, nothing warms you up like a bowl of hot soup! A street vendor sells hot soup on a neighborhood sidewalk.   In China, you can find many delicious types of soups—yes, even from the...

China’s Street Food: Part 5

Chuan (Kabob or Meat on a Stick) Probably, my favorite of the common street foods is something similar to a kabob called a chuan. The N is pronounced like an R, so it sounds more like chwar. It’s very common to see the street vendors selling chuan, or meat on a...

China’s Street Food Part 4

Pancake, A Staple One of my favorite foods―OK, you will hear me say that often about Chinese food― and one of the most versatile in China is called a pancake, or jian bing. The jian bing is flat like the pancakes we westerners think of, but it’s much larger and...

Lessons from China on Voice of America Asia

Everyone, I am so excited to share with you the news of my new book Lessons from China: A Westerner’s Cultural Education. It’s being published on Monday, April 7th! That’s just five short days from today. Lessons from China is a fun, easy-to-read story that provides...