Aug 29

Donald Gallinger: “Memoirs of China”

Written by: dewang | Filed under:culture | 5 Comments » newest

Donald Gallinger was an English high school teacher in New Jersey who spent September 2004 through July 2005 in China with his wife. He kept a meticulous journal which is the basis for his “Memoirs of China.”  Imagine an intelligent and eloquent American from the Midwest who has no exposure to China is suddenly plucked from his home and planted inside China.  This was essentially the case with Gallinger.  He is genuinely interested in learning everything that is China.  His memoir is a fun read.  I highly recommend following the link above.  Here, I took the liberty of copying one of his entries: Continue reading »