“The Many Lives Along the Yangtze River”

This is a recent feature by Peter Hessler in New Yorker.

Link is http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/the-many-lives-along-the-yangtze-river

Teaching ideas:

  • 1) translating parts of the feature;
  • 2) comparing the river to lives along the Mississippi  (this is for much advanced group).
  • 3) exploring the works by Peter Hessler and having students present and create wiki–China from the eyes of a western journalist.
Abdulaziz/Yangtze River - PB. Caption: Boats trawling for seaweed and shrimp. Honghu, China, 2015. Credit line: Mustafah Abdulaziz / WWF-UK

Abdulaziz/Yangtze River – PB.
Caption: Boats trawling for seaweed and shrimp. Honghu, China, 2015.
Credit line: Mustafah Abdulaziz / WWF-UK

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