Postcards from China and Jintan's Purple Cow are two series written under different names by the one author. Currently teaching English in Jiangsu Province China, the author offers his personal view of life in China... A few of the teachers were in college during Tiannamen Square where some of the foreign teachers told them to protest. What they remember is not a fight for rights but their angry Chinese teachers. They were baited by outside influences to break the rules. The Chinese are weary of outside influences. They remember such things as the Opium Wars and the Chinese Exclusion Act. The Chinese never forget. I have only talked to one teacher about politics. He told me in astonishment when we reached Taiwan and Tibet: "How do you know about these things." I told him, "The whole world knows about these things."
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One Author Two Names - Two Styles
Juan Cervantes is Mexican but grew up in the United States of America. He currently teaches English in China.
In 2010 he wrote 12 short articles which I published for him at Magic City Morning Star News under the pseudonym T. D. Polo-Sanchez. That series was titled: "Postcards from China". They were published here at Kingscalendar in just three files.
This year (2012) he has returned to writing but this time under his own name. This new series is titled: "Jintan's Purple Cow". Each article is published at Magic City first and then several together will be published in one file here at Kingscalendar.
According to the manager, the original restaurant opened right before the start of the Japanese-Chinese War of 1937. Since Jiangsu was a constant battlefield between Chinese Communist forces and the Japanese Army, the steady supply of foodstuffs to the restaurant was uncertain. - Once in a while Chinese films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon are great hits around the world. Every year in Chinese theaters Hollywood movies come through and make money to repeat the process the next year. Xu knows that China is falling behind the rest of the world in creativity. - The February 2011 issue of China Today concentrated on a concept called "Creative Capital." The article outlined China's past decade long growth in its creative industries. The heads of these companies want to add to the "Made in China" exports with a new line of "Created-in-China."
John received the inspiration from his time working in Shanghai as a bartender in the early 90's and watching old-Western movies, in particular those starring Clint Eastwood in his youth. He learned English by serving foreigners and conversing with them. Foreign patrons told him about the bars in Europe and the United States.
The students complain that I am very strict. I fail to see how ''please wake-up'' and ''please put your hand cream away'' is strict. When I first arrived the students thought they were going to have a party. I did not put up being told to ''f-off'' and have an eraser thrown at me in America to get the Chinese equivalent. In the beginning I yelled to gain control of my classes of sixty students. That did not work because as a foreigner I do not get the yelling privilege of a Chinese teacher. Things changed when I read a web site called ''Middle Kingdom Life'' that explained what teaching English in China entails. What was particular helpful was the section on keeping ''face.''
When I first arrived the headmaster told me to stay away from politics. Somehow he guessed my original intent. A sensitivity to some places called Tea-bet and Tie-wuan. A few of the teachers were in college during Tiannamen Square where some of the foreign teachers told them to protest. What they remember is not a fight for rights but their angry Chinese teachers. They were baited by outside influences to break the rules. The Chinese are weary of outside influences. They remember such things as the Opium Wars and the Chinese Exclusion Act. The Chinese never forget. I have only talked to one teacher about politics. He told me in astonishment when we reached Taiwan and Tibet: "How do you know about these things." I told him, "The whole world knows about these things."
Imagine learning Italian and then landing in Spain. Here in Jiangsu they speak a Chinese dialect called Wu. Standard Chinese is the language taught at the schools to bring unity. Younger and middle aged people speak Standard Chinese but many of the older people only speak Wu. In the beginning I was confused since what some people told me did not sound like Standard Chinese - well surprise, surprise I was learning words in Wu. I get my Chinese lessons now from the students and teachers at the school where I work
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]