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Chinese Students Target American Universities

Nelson Song, a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, is one of a growing number of China-born students who choose to further their education at American universities. The 23-year-old biology major from Changsha, Hunan China, transferred to UT after just one year of study at Wuhan University. Yet even in China, Song acquired paternal longhorn influences at a very young age.

Teaching Austin’s Children Mandarin as a Cultural Experience

“There are more Chinese kids right now learning English than there are American kids learning English,” said New Yorker magazine China correspondent Evan Osnos when he recently appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” But that is not to say that American kids aren’t learning Chinese as well.

China Exports Next Generation to American Universities

Unlike many Chinese students studying at American universities today, Shiyu Jin says the quality of education was not his sole reason for leaving China to travel to Austin. “I came to [the] U.S. because… this was the only way I can travel independently and be away from my parents,” said Jin.

Removing the Blind Spots, East and West

Removing the Blind Spots, East and West

When an optometrist could not explain a Chinese mother’s blindness, Amy Wong Mok, then a psychotherapist at a mental health center in Boston Chinatown, later learned the cause – the mother’s 14-year-old son came home one day with purple hair.

Teacher Carries on With Ancient Chinese Instrument

Teacher Carries on With Ancient Chinese Instrument

As her fingers glide along the wooden instrument’s thin, white strings, Shao Jingqun never glances up at the book of music propped open on the stand in front of her. She doesn’t need to.

Austinites Looking to Adopt Explore China Option

Austinites Looking to Adopt Explore China Option

The Chinese government’s labyrinthine international adoption procedures, involving elaborate paperwork and hefty fees, have led an increasing number of Austin couples to explore a relatively new option for growing their families from China – adopting a child with special needs.

Oh, the Places China Will Go

All great countries are exceptional in their own ways and China, as it gathers expanded global power, is no exception. That much was clear during the month I spent in China recently, though it was also remarkable the degree to which China’s story, now in its early stages, tracks America’s long rise.

Finding My Face Among the Crowd

Finding My Face Among the Crowd

Traveling abroad in China for 35 days was more insightful than I imagined and raised questions about my ethnic identity that I thought were resolved. As a Taiwanese-American, growing up in a Caucasian majority town, the only relation I had to my heritage was my family. I always asked myself, am I American or Taiwanese?

Hot Chocolate in the Hot Summer

Hot Chocolate in the Hot Summer

I have never been so aware of the color of my skin as I when I was in China. While my group stood out because we were all clearly foreigners, it’s pretty safe to say that I stood out the most as the only African American in my group. While walking down the street with another correspondent one day, she turned to me and said, “Yeah, it’s definitely different walking next to you.”