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0120010625Adam Simms reads Peter Hessler's compassionate and humorous account of a young American teacher's experiences while living in a small town in China for two years.
02Beowulf20010626Adam Simms reads Peter Hessler's compassionate and humorous account of a young American teacher's experiences living in a small town in China for two years.

He teaches his students such classics as `Beowulf', `Robin Hood' and `Hamlet', encouraging them to act out the parts.

0320010627Adam Simms reads Peter Hessler's compassionate and humorous account of a young American teacher's experiences living in a small town in China for two years.

He struggles to learn Mandarin with a teacher who speaks no English, only mentions what is wrong and offers no praise.

0420010628Adam Simms reads Peter Hessler's compassionate and humorous account of a young American teacher's experiences living in a small town in China for two years.

The young Americans are invited to a drinking banquet by their Chinese colleagues.

But the boys' night out has an ulterior purpose.

05 LAST20010629Adam Simms reads Peter Hessler's compassionate and humorous account of a young American teacher's experiences living in a small town in China for two years.

As he travels through remote parts, people everywhere tell him about Da Shan, a Canadian who speaks beautiful Chinese and from whom he could learn much.