China Law Blog has a post up entitled, China HR: Do You Look Fat Today? It is a fun read…
One of the things you will get over VERY quickly in China is the need for validation by students or colleagues. The Chinese don’t give one another a break, so don’t expect one for yourself.
Sure, they will hand you a compliment, but…. Even with all of the fawning that goes on with a new male or young female teacher there is always an addendum.
Here are but a couple real ones with more to come….
“Your classes are less boring than the last teacher’s…”
“I will tell you the secret: many students think you are very handsome, including me. But, you have no muscle. Just do some more exercise. Do you love Tennis?”
“Here is the name of the girl who is in the hospital. It would be nice for you to call her, but don’t say anything. It might upset her.”
“Maggie, you are very pretty, but with a big bum.”
And even the the most recognizable foreigner in China, DaShan (pictured above), has his moments. From the Chinese media in Shenzhen: “…not the least bit inferior to top Chinese performers.”
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