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18 May 2018

Only in Hong Kong

2018-05-17T23:22:17+08:00May 18th, 2018|authors|1 Comment

A message arrives from David Nunan, author of Other Voices, Other Eyes: Expatriate Lives in Hong Kong... I’m sitting in a restaurant that featured in Other Voices. In the book, it’s described as follows: The restaurant, a Spanish tapas bar, is run by a father and son team from Katmandu. Actually, the restaurant largely runs itself while the father and [...]

21 March 2018

Book excerpt: One for the road

2018-03-21T03:04:24+08:00March 21st, 2018|book excerpt, hong kong|0 Comments

From Other Voices, Other Eyes by David Nunan Chapter 4 One for the road Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. — Barbara Haines Howett She was feeling the strain before they left Yung Shue Wan Main Street. They had left the Central Ferry Pier late, all because of Howard, who had been detained [...]

19 March 2018

What is an expat, and what is an immigrant?

2018-03-19T15:40:14+08:00March 19th, 2018|authors, media attention|0 Comments

Why do people come to Hong Kong, and why do they often plan a stay of three weeks and then stay for 20 years? David Nunan has interviewed 74 residents to try to get an idea of what they have gained from Hong Kong, and how it has changed them. These were 38 men and 36 women, ranging in age [...]