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Gastrodiplomacy in China; T S Eliot’s Love Letters

Chinese food, anyone? I'll be co-presenting a program about gastrodiplomacy at Schwarzman College in Beijing next month, and I am looking for stories to share, from history as well as personal experience. Schwarzman College 苏世民书院 is a residential college at Tsinghua University. Schwarzman scholarships are modeled on the Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford. The one-year MA program,

By |2020-05-13T17:36:53-05:00February 21st, 2020|Seeing the World|0 Comments

Why Travel Anyway?

The pear was beautiful, brassy gold flushed with crimson, and heavy. The skin began to give as my fingertips went round it. “They’re very ripe,” Julia said. It was so ripe that I could smell the air in an autumn orchard, just verging towards alcoholic decay. I cracked the skin with the tip of my teeth and

By |2017-10-27T13:14:55-05:00October 27th, 2017|Seeing the World|2 Comments
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