China: Where English teachers have to look the part

Francis Hult francis.hult at UTSA.EDU
Tue Oct 30 22:14:25 UTC 2007

LA Times


Where English teachers have to look the part


When Douglas Lee started searching for a job as an English instructor in Chengdu, he seemed just like any other American to his potential employers. He was raised in Oklahoma, enjoyed listening to jazz and was a big fan of Woody Allen movies like "Crimes and Misdemeanors."

But when he submitted a photo of himself, the 26-year-old graduate of San Diego State University discovered that he had one blemish on his application: He looked too Chinese.


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