Hi there. This blog is slightly different.
My name is Liz, I am British, and for several months I lived in China. Contrary to any other Westerner I met, I tried to experience China without Western ideals and preconceptions. How else can we understand a world so alien from our own? What really can we learn from media reports that have their own agendas, or tourists that see only what the government presents? I wanted more. I aimed to find the best situation from which to observe these novel surroundings with depth and accuracy.
I achieved this independent perspective by utterly immersing myself in the Chinese lifestyle, avoiding anything that offered the comfort of familiarity, and managing to regularly explore the thoughts and perceptions of intelligent Chinese people. Do you want the edited version? Discover my story and you will discover behind the media masks of the Middle Kingdom. Discover China: Inside and Out.