Monthly Archives: February 2010

Finishing up in Xiamen

Today was the last day of Fulbright Spring Orientation. We spent much of the day visiting Xiamen’s Gulangyu Island, a small island covered with private overseas Chinese residences and consulate buildings. It was quite touristy. Jason and I wandered away … Continue reading

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Vermont Yankee

Everyday the Times Argus runs a new story on the furture of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power facility located in Vernon, Vermont, and operated by Entergy. The facility is now quite old as it began operating in 1972, and after … Continue reading

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“Racist Park”

This New York Times article takes a look at Ethnic Theme Parks in China (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/24/world/asia/24park.html ). The parks are growing in number and popularity as more and more Chinese people have the money to travel. The political and social aspects … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

Random thoughts while in Xiamen at the Fulbright Conference/ Reunion: (1) Xiamen is a very nice and clean Chinese city that is not overwhelmingly large since Xiamen is an island. (2) The US is decidedly a multi-cultural society and this … Continue reading

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Fogged In

We were supposed to go to the aquarium today but the fog this morning was too thick to allow ferries to the island. Instead we ended up at The Hulishan Fortress, a Ch’ing Dynasty endeavor to modernize after the First … Continue reading

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Taking note

The Spring Fulbright Orientation is proving a very interesting experience – exposing how much we have all changed since we attended the August orientation. Here are just a few of the things I have noticed. 1. The Beijing accent is … Continue reading

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Why are we in China?

We’re in Xiamen at the Fulbright Conference, welcoming new spring semester Fulbrighters and reuniting with the other year-long Fulbrighters. In a very, very short time, what is clear is that we are all having very different experinces. And perhaps the … Continue reading

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