The Foreign Expert

Living and Working in the Real China!

by Jo Walsh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/1/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 378
ISBN : 9781984507389
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 378
ISBN : 9781984507396
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 378
ISBN : 9781984507372

About the Book

Jo thought that she had won a dream job, teaching English at a new Language School in a small city in China. This is her real life adventure which will make you laugh and at times be horrified as to the China she ended up in. Jo was to find challenges far removed from what she expected. It is a fascinating story about her survival which was smothered in coal smoke and pollution, with no English to be found. She was even arrested and caused a near riot in Tiananmen Square. Finding a job at a university in another small city, she was the only “Foreign Expert” there. She was also the only foreigner in the city. With limited Chinese, her day to day experiences make for a good laugh but at times a frightening read. She refuses to give up and manages to get through each day and not only endure the crazy, bizarre episodes that occur, but to actually enjoy her time there. Even with severe frostbite, constant diarrhoea, vomiting and being frozen solid for most of the time, she finds the humour in it all and just keeps going. She persisted and completed her contract…only just.

About the Author

Jo Walsh has taught English in her home town Adelaide, as well as in London and more recently in Cambodia. She has had articles published in the local newspaper and also had articles published in the Cambodian magazine “Siem Reader”. As an avid traveller for more than 30 years she has visited and lived in numerous countries. Her love of different cultures has seen her on many trips and crazy adventures. Most recently she moved to Siem Reap, Cambodia to live. She currently resides in her hometown Adelaide, Australia. This is her first book to be published.