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The Beijing Center - April 19, 2019

An American Gay in China

The Beijing Center - November 2, 2018

WELCOME TO THE TBC’ERS OF FALL 2016!

The Beijing Center - October 11, 2016

Spring Break: TBC Style

The Beijing Center - April 11, 2017

MAKE-UP CLASSES: A REASON TO GET OUT

At TBC, classes are scheduled very simply: aside from Chinese classes, each class is held just once a week, for two hours and forty-five minutes. The time slots are 1:30–4:15pm, 4:30–7:15pm, and 7:30–10:15pm. While two and a half hours may seem like a really long time to sit in class, every professor is understanding about giving one or…

Reflections on Yunnan

By James O’Brien During a two-week break from Beijing and classwork I experienced the incredible diversity of China’s southwestern Yunnan province. I bonded with my fellow TBC students while there. We were brought together through an extraordinary and trying experience. During our orientation the week prior, TBC staff told us that our time in Yunnan…

China: Adjusting to an Extraordinary and New Environment

By James O’Brien It is a privilege to study here; I feel truly honored and humbled by my first several weeks in China. I have been so hospitably received that I feel that 对外经贸大学 (University of International Business and Economics) has already become my home. These past weeks in China I have experienced new things…

China: First Impressions

China. It didn’t seem real. As the plane landed, the grogginess of my jet lag, slowly faded away. Am I really here? Is this really where I will be for the next semester? Waves of anticipation and nausea hit me, making my stomach churn. The weeks of preparation and studying, slowly vanished as I took…

Two Down, Two To Go!

你好! I have officially been living and studying in Beijing for two weeks and have two more weeks to go! I have to admit that I can’t believe it’s already the third week, it really has flown by. I have looked forward to going to China for as long as I can remember and thanks…

Última Entrada Desde Beijing

By Laura Rojas-Aponte El aeropuerto de Beijing tiene tres terminales; la uno, la dos y la tres. La tercera es para vuelos internacionales, la primera para uso exclusivo de los miembros de la élite del partido y la segunda para vuelos domésticos y algunos destinos cercanos. Yo estoy en las segunda con Lance, Stephanie, Victoria…

Mi Muchedumbre

By Laura Rojas-Aponte Lo que pasa en occidente —o al menos en en que yo vivo— es que las personas se desplazan y usualmente poco importa a dónde vayan o con quién. Yo me muevo entre la muchedumbre de la universidad y la gente ni se entera, así cómo yo no me entero de ellos…

Chinese Singles’ Day y Todo Lo Que Pasa a las 11:11 del 11

By Laura Rojas-Aponte Esta tarde, mientras comía en la cafetería conocí a dos nuevas amigas. Dos estudiantes de mundo a portas de graduarse de su maestría en traducción. Las dos se rieron cuando les pregunté por el tal Singles’ Day. Según me contaron, la festividad es una nueva práctica que se celebra principalmente entre los estudiantes…

Pingyao

By Laura Rojas-Aponte Ando en Pingyao, una de las ciudades más lindas que he visitado en China. Mientras merodeo por estos lares me siento como explorador de NatGeo, Discovery Travel and Living y Lonely Planet; todo a la vez. Laura, mi amiga y tocaya colombiana, sugirió para la ciudad el apodo de El Villa de Leyva Chino. Yo secundé…

Primero de Octubre en Tiananmen Square

By Laura Rojas-Aponte Un aplauso para las pesonas de Google que vinieron con la idea de celebrar con doodles las fechas, los lugares, los personajes y las ideas del putas que han significado cambios en las maneras del mundo. Frecuentemente me saca una sonrisa ver homenajeados a los que admiro en las diferentes versiones del logo del…