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A Letter From China

This is a brief links page to a series of letters we have written regarding life in China.

We are pleased to welcome Cynthia Muak to our growing team of contributors, who relates Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong times from before 'Openness', compared to 'opening', and since.

Our contributors:
Cynthia Muak
Dawn Edmonds
Denis Pavett
Jim Chenoweth
Jonno Morris
Mandarin House Present: - Chinese Corners

A Letter From China is an infrequent, irreverent, and irrelevant missive concerning whatever we care to write about. They usually highlight the differences in thinking and culture between East and West, as echoed by observation of the local streets we walk upon in everyday life. However, it is always the local people we meet, and the crazy things that happen - that make these letters so interesting

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A Letter From China:
By Jonno:

Jonno is a British expat who has lived in Guangdong since 2004. He is married to a Cantonese girl and they have one daughter. Many of Jonno's letters show the differences in thinking between western and oriental life, often summed up by the phrase 'Here is China!'

Jonno's Latest:
Foreigners Abroad (17 Pages)  

Jonno has not added new content for some time, due to publishing his books. He will return with several catch-up missives over summer 2016.

Cynthia Muak
Cynthia offers a foreigner's view of China in the decades before and following 'Openness'. Much has changed since, and much has not; her experiences are extremely interesting and lead one to deeper understanding, and especially how these affected her life in Hong Kong.

Cynthia's 'Wonders of China' is now complete, and reflects China as expats know the country. These stories are very readable, a must for those interested in Chinese history and culture. Read: The Wonders of China, Part One

Letters Listing:

Short Story (58 Pages total)
Telegraph Blog

Jonno also writes occasionally in the Expat section of the Daily Telegraph community.
You can read his short letters here

By Cynthia Muak:

Cynthia comes from Malaysia, the daughter of Chinese parents. She has lived and worked in Hong Kong  under British rule, and later, travelled extensively throughout the Chinese Mainland. Her revealing letters reflect the changing times, and slowly changing attitudes surrounding the period just after Chinese Openness began. Chinese readers will also find her insight fascinating.

The 'Wonders' series is written in China Expats style, much tongue in cheek, and telling it how it is/was. The relevance is depicted through various trips to China Mainland, which all China expat's will finds hilarious; Wonders 4: Compass is a knock-out must read!

By Jim Chenoweth:

Jim is an American Expat from Seattle, and he met Jonno in a bar in Hong Kong several years ago. Jim is an artist deeply into ceramics and glass, but is currently teaching to provide a living for his Chinese girlfriend, dog and cat.
By Dawn Edmonds:

Dave and Dawn Edmonds are very old friends of ours. 5 years ago Dawn kindly wrote a very interesting article for a sister website, which was published under their Nepal section. We have added this letter for general interest, and Dawn will write more in the future.
By Denis Pavett:

Denis Pavett is a British expat who moved to China in 2010 with the intention of settling down with his Chinese wife and their son. We all look forward to reading of Denis' exploits in Chongqing, Urumqi, and later Hangzhou next year - Welcome Denis!
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Chinese Corners

Mandarin House are one of the foremost language schools in China with offices in Beijing and Shanghai. They have a dedicated Facebook website supplementing their standard one, where they present Chinese Corners - short contributions from their patrons and friends. You may know Facebook is banned in China, so we will reproduce some of the contributions for those readers who do not use 'vpn'. Detail:

Chinese Corners:
Not sure where to begin?
Below we list our top stories for each month based upon the number of times each story was read by different people (or different computers at least).

Having been engrossed in writing my trilogy for the last six months, you will be very pleased to learn that I and other writers are now editing many new missives for your perusal and entertainment.
Top Letters (Summer 2014)
Always Popular:
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You are not allowed to use this information to make money - regardless of how fancy or well paid your lawyers may be.

Some artistic licence has been used arbitrarily in some of these Letters, and whilst most facts are in essence correct, some personal and literary interpretation may have been employed to greater or lesser degrees.
Listing: May 2016
Inner Sanctum

Young Adult Urban Fiction
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ISBN [Print] 9781910711002.
ISBN [Epub] 9781910711026.

Conspiracy Theory

Mystery and espionage thriller
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ISBN [Epub] 9781910711033.

Star Gazer
Trilogy Book 1

Science Fantasy and Science Fiction
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ISBN [Print] 9781910711040.
ISBN [Epub] 9781910711071.

Star Gazer
Trilogy Book 2

Science Fantasy and Science Fiction
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ISBN [Print] 9781910711057.
ISBN [Epub] 9781910711088.

Star Gazer
Trilogy Book 3

Science Fantasy and Science Fiction
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ISBN [Print] 9781910711064.
ISBN [Epub] 9781910711095.

Islamic State: England

Due for publication
July 2016.
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ISBN [Print]
ISBN [Epub]


Dystopian, Urban Fiction
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Cover by Carol Brown 

Charlotte Greene

Fiction Imprint of John Morris Publisher
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Our Friends
Link: A website dedicated to busy bees, be they physical, rhetorical, or given to the webs of knitting
The website of my good friend, and editor, and well worth a look.
Down The
How We Traded Our Ordinary Lives For a Global Bicycle Touring Adventure
Link to: - Tim and Cindie Travis: How We Traded Our Ordinary Lives For a Global Bicycle Touring Adventure
See Us in China
"The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is the way you use it"
Link to: Holistic Wellbeing UK Feng Shui, Past Life Regression Therapy, Shamanic Practitioner, Earth Healing.
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Great maps of world history
Recommended websites
All About Cuisines
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"carry on the tradition …by sharing your culinary experiences in China, Paul"

Please visit the site which is packed with food information from around the world, perhaps recommend your favourite grocery shop or restaurant (in China?).
China Expats.

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