China Notes of the Venerable Foreign Expert

Patricia Endress (BSJ54, MSJ60)

“China Notes of the Venerable Foreign Expert,” is a collection of Endress’ articles she wrote for her local newspaper, The Sherman Sentinel.  The book chronicles her experience teaching college students in one of China’s first enterprise cities as the country entered the global market.  On and off from 2000 to 2008, she watched a drab city become a major tourist stop and the small college where she taught morph into a university.  In what she calls her “footnote to history,” she also recounts her adventures with Chinese medicine, new foods, hair cuts, and the wonderful students and friends she met along the way.