“Whenever people hear that you’re studying Chinese, the first response would be a very shocked one.”
In an English-educated society where the relevancy of Chinese is dwindling, what are the challenges and experiences of students learning the language? Are they sufficiently equipped to appreciate the language with all its cultural nuances, or just mindlessly preparing for exams?
In an unexpected turn of events, Mark was posted into a Chinese Major in university where he reconnected with the language and community through the journey. He shares with us what he thinks the future generation needs to maintain a healthy interest in the language.