Today’s post is actually a public service announcement. If you, especially if you are an early career researcher who does not have huge budget freedoms, wish to travel to China for work or leisure, I say, excellent for you! The road, rail, and air networks are relatively expansive, and there should be a way to … More Academented Christmas, day the twentieth – Chinese trains
Granted, Beijing is not new to me in the sense that I had not been there before. However, for one, I have never lived there – and this seems to be my personal standard of “knowing” a place – and for another, the last time I spent any real time in Beijing was in 2004. … More Into a New World*
In which we study the area-based culture of my research destination.
The other day: The Prof: “[…] so that’s all good for planning; what do you want to do afterwards?” Me: “Well, I was just going to actually get this PhD first, while keeping an eye out, taking contacts down along the way…” The Prof: *disdained* “Don’t you have an idea as to where you want … More Academented in Beijing – supervisor edition
Hello the blog. Access to internet is still as undetermined as my cultural identity at this point, and I am writing to you in an internet café that smells a bit iffy depending on which corner of which you choose to sit in. (The background music is currently Russian pop.) So I hope you will … More Academented in Beijing
Today’s post is has little to do with work, so if you’re primarily here to read about my museum-based high-jinks, feel free to depart. I am (was – it’s now two days later) at my grandparents’, in a small (on a Chinese scale, about three million people living downtown) city on the coast of China. … More Day the Fiftieth – 6 October
I have, unlike at my previous two academic installations (i.e. welcome weeks), actually decided to go out and partake in life to my best ability, admin, errands, and departmental stuff besides. It somehow felt extra important to get to know names and faces here. Righty-o, I have visited the entry-exit security bureau, and my … More Photo post – 7 Sept