|Nancy and Harry at the Temple of Heaven -|
it is a beautiful wooden building over 500 years old.
Nancy is a professor at Florida State University. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Beijing China. We lived there from August to January. She taught graduate courses in library science at Beijing Normal University - the 9th ranked university in the country. During that time - we lived in a high rise apartment just off campus. FSU encourages professor to seek out scholarship - it was funded by FSU - the federal government - and the China government. It is sponsored by the USA Embassy in Beijing.
Nancy was accompanied by me - Harry - her husband. I am a retired public school teacher and a trailing spouse. We flew over to China in August - and just returned on Jan 15th. While in residence - Nancy also did presentations in Nanjing - Shanghai - Vietnam - and Japan. She did presentations at the USA Embassy in Beijing. Over the Christmas Break - she celebrated with her family in Paris-France and Malaga-Spain.
While in China - Melissa Johnston - JP Brown - Wanda Brown - and Jan Davis visited and stayed in the Beijing apartment. They visited several attractions - The Great Wall - The Terracotta Warriors - Shanghai Disney - The Forbidden City - The Red Theatre - Olympic Birdsnest Stadium - Tianianmen Square.
In the coming days - we will present more detailed stories comparing and contrasting China to the USA. We returned with a love and respect of the Chinese people - the problems they have - and their form of government.