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Article in Response to Controversy


My first teaching experience, in the winter of 1994, was at a public university in Beijing, China.

Hired to teach third-year English majors in an American Literature course, I was 22 and had just graduated from college myself. In the weeks leading up to the class, I grew a beard to try to create the illusion of a greater distance between my age and theirs. I learned later it didn't work.

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