The Chinese cuisine we ate everyday was not what we expected.
- Creator: Depaulis, Anne
- Category of People: AFSer
- Published in Article
At some point, I had to remind the Administration of my college that I was supposed to teach as well as study. All vacancies for English teachers were filled so they decided, with my consent, to set up a French class.
From Rednecks to Red China is a collection of anecdotes related to my stay in Beijing in 1986, which I started to write in the late 90's. I was fortunate enough to be part of a brand new AFS programme with China, sixteen years after my year in high-school in Texas.
The AFS motto "Walk Together, Talk Together" is taken from the ancient Sanskrit proverb
Walk together, talk together,
all ye peoples of the earth;
then and only then
shall ye have peace.
It was used in AFS publications as early as 1952 and widely used in the 1960s. There were several songs.