Changzhou, China

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School Life

In Diary on September 11, 2010 at 9:32 pm

The day before school started, Edward and Colin showed me around the campus. Changzhou Senior Middle School was big, with 13 buildings, two of which were dorms for students who lived further away and one of which was a three-story cafeteria. The classrooms themselves were also quite large, which makes sense: most classes have around 50 students.

The school also has three libraries. We walked into one of the smaller ones to look for English language books, but all they had were translations of classics into Chinese. Colin picked out a copy of “Pride and Prejudice,” and I wondered how Jane Austen would sound in a language whose words hardly ever smacked of dry wit or dripped with sarcasm.

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