Learning my first Mandarin words

First published in Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 1, no. 1 (June 1988): 6, 12. In the same manner as one “learns warfare through warfare,” you learn language by speaking it,” said our interpreter-guide, Comrade Zhang. “Now that you are in China,” he said, “you will learn Chinese.” Waving given such advice after we requested for […]