Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Importance of ‘Being Known’

When I visit China I am always impressed with the sheer number of people in the cities. Most of the cities we visit have populations that exceed 5 million people, with the largest topping 20 million. It is hard to … Continue reading

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Final Stop: Hong Kong

On my last day in China I flew to Hong Kong to spend the day with David Liu and to meet an executive friend of his for dinner at the Jockey Club. Dr. Liu and his family developed a significant … Continue reading

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Building Relationships Across Cultural Borders

I enjoy spending time with our students. On this trip to China, I had the opportunity to spend the day with the family of Yaqin Long, a senior finance major at George Fox. Yaqin has done very well at George … Continue reading

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On ‘Moral Education’

Midway through our recent trip to China we participated in the Second International Conference on the Internationalization of Higher Education at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Dr. Thomas Peng often asks me to speak when we are traveling at various universities. … Continue reading

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Experiencing ‘Guanxi’ in China

I just returned from a 12-day visit to southern China with Dr. Thomas Peng. Several staff members have asked me what we do on these trips and what our purpose is in going. The first thing we do is strengthen … Continue reading

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