Brendan O'Reilly is a writer and educator from Seattle. He is a regular contributor to the Hong Kong-based Asia Times. Brendan currently serves as an unofficial cultural ambassador to the taxi drivers, snack sellers, shopkeepers, and restauranteurs of southern China.
Basketball Diplomacy: Love for the Sonics lives on in China
by Brendan O'Reilly
Once people discover that I speak some basic Chinese, the typical conversation I have here in Juijiang goes something like this: A few standard queries regarding my nationality, occupation, marital status, salary, and maybe my opinions on Chinese food. And then it happens. “Which city are you from?” “I am from Seattle.” I say, bracing […]
Jan 16, 2013