Finding China – Part 1

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A few weeks ago it fell to me to me to escort a dozen students from Coventry University to take a two-month placement at Zhejiang University of Media and Communication (ZUMC) in Tongxiang, China. This was my first trip to China and I had no real preconceptions of what to expect other than I guessed that it was likely to be something rather unique. I couldn’t have been more right. While I was there for only a week, I came away with a powerful respect, admiration and affection for the Chinese people that I and my students came into contact with. Universally, we were treated with unfailing courtesy, openness, kindness and, on many an occasion, a willingness on the part of individuals to go far beyond the bounds of merely…
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