This is the second post in a 2-part series about culture and food in Sichuan, China. Manners Manners certainly differ across countries, but by American standards, some Chinese manners are, um, severely lacking. For example, everyone screams fu yuan! (“?waiter”?), to get attention in a restaurant. For any food with bones, you put the entire […]
The role of filling cups of tea falls to the youngest woman at the table.
Almost all of my American friends I made while studying abroad were majoring in international relations. At Syracuse University, like most others, it is a broad field, incorporating law, organizations, security, diplomacy, political economy, and international communication in each geographic region of the world. As a a magazine journalism and modern foreign language major, I […]
Every day we “fat girls” showed up to the school to paint, the children of Bhaktapur gawked at us. To them being fat meant we looked healthy.