In Search of Red Buddha: Higher Education in China After Mao Zedong, 1985-1990 (Idea (International Debate Education Association) S)

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In Search of Red Buddha, first published in 1992, encompasses the experiences of two student/faculty exchanges sponsored by Bridgewater State College and Shanxi Teachers's University (Linfen, PRC) in the mid- to late-1980s. Much to her surprise, Professor Street discovered (shortly after her arrival) that Linfen had previously been used as a "natural" prison for perceived dissidents during the Cultural Revolution. For many, Street was the first Westerner they'd ever seen.
The book includes dozens of interviews with Communist Party members as well as Street's day-to-day experiences as an American faculty member living in rural China - her daily adventures buying and cooking food as well as her comical forays at the local post office and train station.

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Nancy Lynch Street is a Professor of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. She has served as both Graduate Coordinator and Chair of the department as well as Coordinator of the university's Center for the Advancement of Research and Teaching. In 1985-6, and again in 1988, Dr. Street was an exchange professor to Shanxi Teacher's University in Linfen, Peoples Republic of China. During her sabbatical in 1997, she returned to the PRC to teach in the Department of Foreign Languages at Southeast University in Nanjing. In Spring 2003, she was invited to lecture at universities in Linfen, Xi'an and Nanjing. Dr. Street's publications include American Businesses in China and War and Film in America (both co-authored with Dr. Marilyn Matelski, Boston College).

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