Reflection on Teaching the Humanities in China

  • Donald StoneEmail author
Part of the The Humanities in Asia book series (HIA, volume 2)


In 2006, after having devoted nearly forty years to teaching English literature at the City University of New York, as well as Harvard University (as visiting professor) and New York University (as adjunct professor), I had the good fortune to be invited to teach in the English Department of Peking University.


Chinese Student Department Chair Good Fortune English Department Wild Strawberry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Peking UniversityBeijingChina

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