Visit to Beijing Libraries & Schools

Posing as a Chinese Teacher in Beijing. Just found out I passed my Ph.D. Exams.

The Beijing Normal University Library (an architecturally award-winning public library) is so popular that students have to reserve a spot via a computerized reservation system just to study. Here I am already posing as a teacher in a model of a classroom from a previous era. The occasion: I had just learned I had passed my comprehensive exams for my Simmons College Ph.D. program.

Privileged to also visit the heavily used National Library of China while in Beijing. This educators trip was with a group of Oklahoma teachers and librarians. All  guests of the People's Republic of China and the University of Oklahoma Confucius Institute.  

Gary Shaffer

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