This collection of nine Fulbright educators’ narrative accounts examines how these scholars navigated their teaching responsibilities with students, time with fellow colleagues, and cultural expectations in China, ranging from experience in teaching arts and government to questions of religion, emotional literacy, and urban infrastructure. With these contributions, authors analyze their own expectations against their actual experiences in order to offer insights for scholars and students of study abroad programming. As a roadmap for negotiating China’s higher education network and for taking advantage of any cross-cultural educational environment, this book highlights the type of fruitful educational programming that can come from cultural, historical, economic, and political difference.
Table of Contents
- Introduction . Shin Freedman, Pat Munday, Jeannette W. Cockroft
- Lasting Impressions: Memories of a Fulbright Lecturer in China from 1980-1982. Tim Maciel
- Transformations in Understanding: Lessons on Self and Culture from Teaching Abroad. Jesse Butler
- Teaching Library and Information Science as a Fulbright Scholar: Reflections from a Lecturer’s Notebook. Shin Freedman
- This too is China: Hui Muslim culture and the Fulbright experience at Ningxia University. Pat Munday
- Learning to See: A Fulbright Semester Teaching Painting in Beijing. Amy Cheng
- Teaching American Government in the People’s Republic of China. Jeannette W. Cockroft
- Stoicism Unwound: Teaching About Emotional Literacy in China. Mary Ni
- Beijing Musings: On rubbish management, masks, local delicacies and lecturing while living as a Fulbrighter. Michael Fetters
- Experiencing Urban Infrastructure in Tianjin. Jonathan Ochshorn
Shin Freedman is Head of Scholarly Resources & Collections of Whittemore Library at Framingham State University and teaches Communication Arts courses through Framingham State University’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education, USA.
Pat Munday is Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Montana Tech, USA.
Jeannette W. Cockroft is Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Schreiner University, USA and Chair of the Department of History and Regional Studies.