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November 7, 2011

Midterms and Musing

by Mary P.

It’s Sunday evening in Chafang (茶房), a town whose name literally means Tea House. There are about 30,000 people in Chafang, although it certainly doesn’t look like it can support that many people. The town is surrounded by mountains and sometimes I think to myself that I’m in the most beautiful place on earth. I’ve been here for about two months now, long enough to feel the stirrings of doubt regarding the claim that Yunnan is springlike year-round. It is frigid. Fortunately, I can spend this evening bundled up in my room; my students are not so lucky.

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