Next week we are going to stop by a small village on the
Guangdong/Fujian provincial borders. There we will spend three nights with the family of a graduate student friend of ours. She tells us that the village is small but the house is big. We gratefully accepted her invitation but are now a bit nervous about the whole endeavor.
What should we bring in the way of gifts? What should we expect from the experience? What should we do to be on our best behavior? Although I am glad to have this opportunity, which, if the reactions of our Western friends here are any indication, is a rare one, I am concerned about our ability to pull the whole thing off.