“How does our culture shape our dreams of who we are? On my first day of teaching with SABEH at Beijing No. 35 High School, I posed this question to my class. Very quickly we were immersed in a discussion, exchanging ideas about Chinese and American culture, which is exactly why I came to China.
I have been in China less than a week and already I have experienced so much of what the Chinese culture has to offer.
Food - I have tasted a delicious deep-fried pork dish, a wide variety of buns, and, of course, the “iconic” dumplings, among many other foods. I have attended a banquet complete with “traditional” toasts and seemingly endless vegetable, meat, and seafood dishes including roasted pigeon, which was new to me and thoroughly delicious.