38. Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and Eating with China's Other Billion by Michael Levy
Because I am interested in all things Chinese, I will be reading a lot of China-related books in the near future, and most likely for the remainder of this blog challenge. For those of you who do not know, I have been studying spoken Cantonese Chinese for almost 5 years and spoken Mandarin for 2 years. I am very conversational in the first and able to get by in the second in most tourist situations.
I loved this book. I have often thought of teaching English in China for 6 months to a year (the shortest commitment I've heard of is 5 months, which 2 guys told me about in Tiananmen Square earlier this year when I was visiting Beijing. I was very inspired by this book, and may explore the possibility of teaching in China once I finish my ESL certification, hopefully before the end of the year, which I intend to get in order to supplement my income here in NYC, by teaching English on the side to the local Cantonese and Mandarin speaking Chinatown population.