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Chicken Same Duck Talk: Diary of an Australian Teacher in China

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Thinking of teaching English in China?

I wasn’t either!

Regardless, not only did life take me there, but also my expected one-year teaching stint turned into a nearly decade-long stay, for reasons which all lie within this book.

Whether you’re planning to teach, do business with, make friends with or marry a Chinese person, this book gives
Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published September 20th 2019 by Non Sequitur Publishing
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Eddy Burger
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chicken same duck talk is an entertaining and informative read about an Australian’s experiences in China. It’s very useful as an aid to understanding Chinese customs and cultural differences while also alerting you great sights to see and places to visit. It really is very illuminating as well as funny. Highly recommended.
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just like the title, the book is full of things unusual and humourous while portraying many aspects of the mainland Chinese culture in detail with practical examples and anecdotes. In his own unique style, the author takes you to many places in China where you laugh, cringe, open your eyes wide and more. Worth a read for sure!
Sandy Shen
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is so enjoyable to read for its Australian style humour and the “friends telling you adventure stories over a beer” writing style. It’s like a written series of personal vlogs.

It provides a fair view of what living and teaching English in China for westerners is like, and new and interesting cultural inspections for Chinese readers who are so used to the norms in Chinese society that we tend not to notice them. Because of this, while reading this book, I had many moments like “oh, I’v
Mike Thomas
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book gives a very down to earth view of foreign culture but maintains its sense of humour and wonder about it all. If Marco Polo were setting out to visit China now I'd suggest taking a copy of this with him. A great read and I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to know about China's food, culture and people. ...more
Ian Brown
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an engaging, funny and occaisionally moving journey through an everyman's experience of China. Written in a casual style, it provides a lot of insight into what can seem like a baffling culture. Thoroughly recommended for anyone thinking of travelling or working in China. ...more
Shelley Hall
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Engaging, funny and informative. Chicken Same Duck Talk was a delight to read from start to finish. Definitely recommend.
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