Join us for a Year of China Book Discussion today! Rhonda Petree, director of the English Language Transition Program, will lead a discussion of Peter Hessler’s “River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze” from 4-5 p.m. in the Davee Library breezeway (upper level). Free and open to everyone.
In the heart of China’s Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this ever-evolving country, Fuling is heading down a new path of change and growth, which came into remarkably sharp focus when Peter Hessler arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer, marking the first time in more than half a century that the city had an American resident. Hessler taught English and American literature at the local college, but it was his students who taught him about the complex processes of understanding that take place when one is immersed in a radically different society (Description and book cover from Amazon).