Series - China

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  • 1981-1989 (Creation)

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8 cm.

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(1941 -)

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This series consists of articles pertaining to teaching English in China and aspects of Chinese culture. These are arranged alphabetically in one folder. There is material relating to the Guangzhou Institute, where Kilian and his wife were employed as an English teacher, and the Foreign Experts Bureau, to which they also applied. This material is mainly correspondence, but there is one contract included also. This is also arranged alphabetically in one folder. There is a considerable amount of correspondence which includes; letters to and from family, friends, students, colleagues and various Chinese and Canadian educational institutes and government representatives. Although the Kilian’s returned to Canada in 1984, the correspondence continues to 1989. The correspondence relates to issues such as, the reality of teaching in China, Kilian’s ideas for articles, student’s futures, visa applications, family matters, fan mail, and both Chinese and Canadian culture. The correspondence is housed in three folders and is not arranged.

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