‘Beauty and wisdom coexist with humour and seriousness’ – student feedback about my class, 2018.
Hey, I’m Mark. I am an English teacher in Beijing, China. I also have a CELTA, and a PhD in history, writing my thesis on the development of environmental awareness in post-war Britain, 1945-1975.
I came to China in 2015, with the aim of improving my Chinese language skills. I created this blog to document my experiences of living and working in the Middle Kingdom (China).
我的中国名字叫马生威. Wǒ de Zhōngguó míngzì jiào mǎ shēng wēi (My Chinese name is Ma sheng wei).
This blog is a bit of a mixture of me talking about teaching, lessons and my experiences outside the classroom, living, working and travelling in China and Asia. Hope you enjoy it!