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  • Title: The Early Arrival of Dreams: A Year in China
  • Author: Rosemary Mahoney
  • ISBN: 9780618035496
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • One year before the protests in Tiananmen Square, Rosemary Mahoney participated in a teaching exchange between Harvard and Hangzhou University At Hangzhou she was able to overcome her students usual rigidity and achieve a rare and intimate glimpse of their culture and their attitudes This remarkable memoir captures both the dreams and the grim realities her Chinese studOne year before the protests in Tiananmen Square, Rosemary Mahoney participated in a teaching exchange between Harvard and Hangzhou University At Hangzhou she was able to overcome her students usual rigidity and achieve a rare and intimate glimpse of their culture and their attitudes This remarkable memoir captures both the dreams and the grim realities her Chinese students faced within the confines of an oppressive political regime.
    The Early Arrival of Dreams A Year in China One year before the protests in Tiananmen Square Rosemary Mahoney participated in a teaching exchange between Harvard and Hangzhou University At Hangzhou she was able to overcome her students usual r

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    1. Over the past decade I ve read a few books about Westerners living in China for a year or two This is my new favorite Mahoney is a very honest writer and that s probably the main reason I find her books so refreshing I ve only read two thus far Down the Nile was the other and both have impressed me no end Mahoney has the true raconteur s gift she can draw a most vivid portrait of a person or a place in very few words She makes you care about those she meets, even though she and you may not parti [...]

    2. Rosemary Mahoney traveled on a cultural exchange to teach English at Hangzhou University in China.Her style is a little confusing because she moves forward and backward in her narrative quickly and frequently It took me a while to keep up with her without having to flip back several pages to remind myself where she was What she is brilliant at, is description There is nothing I like about reading a book than feeling like I m walking into someplace I ve never been before The room was so vigorous [...]

    3. I discovered this memoir in the library in the early 90s, shortly after returning from my first trip to Asia I had just fallen in love with Chinese culture and couldn t get enough of the stuff This book thrilled me.The author was an English teacher from the U.S who traded places for a year with a teacher in China, back in the days when the country was just beginning to open to the outside world As an English teacher, her command of our language is superb It s been than 15 years now since I ve r [...]

    4. When I read travel books, I am reminded that I am not traveler in the real sense Extremely hot, extremely cold, no privacy, being stared at However, for the traveler what happens is the individuals they come to know Still, I d rather read about some places than ever be there

    5. A Wow Mahoney really captured her vivid experiences of living in China in great detail While she is repelled and outraged by certain aspects, we see how she adjusts and finds comfort in specific lifestyles, but can never ultimately fit in or accept this culture Fascinating excellent writing.

    6. For me memoir bridges a gap between non fiction and fiction like biography, memoir can open worlds into history while retaining a personal connection that I crave Mahoney writes beautifully and tells truthfully The ambiguity at the core of the human experience resonates throughout this work where people and characters shine I like to think about how people live in their physical spaces and interact with the greater society this book helped to open a world that is so different from my own I live [...]

    7. Rosemary Mahoney spent a year teaching English at a Chinese university in 1987 88 Her experiences with the Chinese people and the Chinese system are fairly similar to those of Paul Thoreux, whose book Riding the Iron Rooster, is from the same time period According to a friend of mine who was an American student in China within the last ten years, the Chinese have tried to adopt a Western way of dealing with foreigners I suspect, however, that change in a centuries old culture is glacial.

    8. Rosemary Mahoney recalls the details of a one year teaching exchange that places her in Hangzhou University in China Story told through recounting anticdotes Book got excellent reviews from qualified critics but I got a little tried on reading about hardships, poverty, and the automated responses of Chinese students and citizens Mahoney, though often frustrated, is clearly driven by an adventuresome spirit which is to be admired.

    9. 3.5 Stars While I like her writing style, and even though the book was written over 20 years ago, there is still a lot that is pertinent to what is present day child, I felt that the book was on her experience China, rather than her experience as a teacher in China While there was some about teaching, and some classroom experience, I would have liked to have about her experience teaching and working with the university.

    10. The author tells of her experiences in teaching English at the Hangzhou Universityin China in l987 88 one year before Tiananmen Square I have been stunned bythe bleak and primitive living conditions of the students and teachers at the university.I was impressed by the eagerness of the students to absorb as much Western cultureas possible but saddened by the oppression and the bureaucracy of their educationaland political system.

    11. A book that surprised me in that I was completely engrossed in all the people as well as Rosemary s adventure I couldn t put it down A real eye opener and I especially recommend it for any one looking to be a teacher.

    12. I don t remember this book too well It s another teaching English in China memoir It s much quieter than Hestler s it doesn t overdramatize anything Probably the feeling of it is closer to what my experience was.

    13. A teacher s tales of living in China for one year Poignant If you have been to China, this book is for you

    14. The author spends a year teaching at a Chinese university Good insights about the country and its students.

    15. I loved this book Although China has modernized considerably since 1987, I can recognize the China I am experiencing this year.

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