Saving Grandmother's Face
And Other Tales from Christian Teachers in China
Imprint: Resource Publications
"This collection of authentic and engaging vignettes conveys the flavor and feelings of being an American teacher in China, and opens a set of windows onto aspects of daily life in China that most American visitors would not otherwise get to see. These stories invite the reader into a fascinating variety of experiences--and also invite the reader to respond thoughtfully and reflectively to these experiences."
"This delightful collection of cultural vignettes takes you into the living room of the charming Mr. Yang who makes you laugh out loud, to the funeral of a thirteen-year student, where tragedy closes all cultural divides. The stories demonstrate that these Christian English teachers are learning as much as they are teaching. Saving Grandmother's Face is a window into the lives of these modern day missionaries and the people they are privileged to know
--Mary Shepard Wong
Azusa Pacific University
"This book is a must buy for anyone planning to live or travel extensively in China or work with people from China here in the U.S. There is special insight into the changed lives of teachers as they interact with students. There is precious treasure in the good-humored reflections on Chinese 'habits of the heart.' These well-written stories illustrate why the late former Ambassador to China, James Lilley, frequently praised our teachers in China as 'America's best ambassadors,' and they underscore the importance of unofficial American-Chinese social and cultural relations."
--Carol Lee Hamrin
George Mason University