Yes China! is a funny, self-deprecating, and brutally honest travelogue/memoir about teaching English in modern China. The author, an American fish out of water, shares a unique perspective on the Chinese classroom as well as what it's like growing up post Mormonism and how living abroad helped him overcome those insecurities.
If you have a sense of humor (seriously, that part's important) and any interest in what it's like to teach English in China, then this book is for you. Nielsen describes in vivid detail moments from his elementary, middle school, and adult training school classes, warts and all. He does not shy away from including his own embarrassments, frustrations, and shortcomings, but through those trials and errors, a love is born.
Nielsen first went to China in 2005 as an immature, 21-year old college dropout and newly ex-Mormon. With no prior teaching experience and no understanding of the Chinese language or China in general, he was absolutely ill-prepared. But over the next five years, he continued to make more trips to China, signing up for more teaching stints in other cities, slowly maturing and coming to appreciate what it is that China could teach him. Because, obviously, he couldn't teach China.
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"I'm giggling in bed, I haven't laughed with an author in a long time. Dozens of screaming Chinese kids versus one Mormon kid who sorta-kinda knows what he's doing. The way he—sparingly and tastefully—writes in accents makes parts of the book hilarious. I feel like I'm listening to a rollicking, self-deprecating story." -- The Uncustomary Book Review
"Overall, I liked Yes China! and would recommend it to someone who wants an account of what it's like being an ESL teacher in China. It's a good effort from a talented young author. I'll definitely be interested to see what Clark writes next." -- Mark's China Blog
"I would still recommend it to people considering teaching English in China, or current teachers who are looking for someone to commiserate with. It can be easily finished in a couple of sittings, and is worth the few hours it takes to complete it." -- Seeing Red in China
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