Since 2004 I have at Magic City Morning Star News published many photographic stories of my life and experiences in China. Between 2007 and 2010 I began to weave these stories into book form and in 2010 I published 19 chapters of that book. The story is entitled: 'Finding Myself in China' and is a personal reflection of the process of change that I have experienced in my life since I came to China.
In August of 2013 I began the process of both rewriting those chapters that had already been published, and writing the balance of the book in preparation for hardcopy publication. The final chapter of the 2010 serialization of my life in China was Chapter 19. The revised work now puts that chapter and topic at chapter 21.
What currently appears at Magic City is just the first revision. It contains lots of over-capitalizations, incorrect uses of commas in relation to inverted commas, typing errors and incorrect grammar. Some original material was deleted and some was relocated. Some anecdotes have been shortened and others lengthened. Revision and correction is ongoing but it is not my plan to further update the material or provide additional chapters. In order to provide the material which is currently in place at Magic City, it has been necessary to forego including photographs and links that appeared in the original version.
Below you will find links to all chapters as they now appear at Magic City.
May 2010: The Darker Side to Working in China
- I am following the modern trend of 'self-publishing' rather than "literally" waste time with 'regular publishers'. Nevertheless prior to February 2014 Hardcover Publishing inquiries from 'traditional publishers' will be welcomed! (Of course if it is good enough for your company then you will have to match the royalties of self-publishing).
R.P.BenDedek (pseudonym) is the Author of 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' (http://www.kingscalendar.com ), and is a guest columnist and stand-in Editor at Magic City Morning Star News. He is also the Editor of the 'Writers Journal' at Kingscalendar.com. An Australian, he has been teaching Conversational English in China since 2003.
Writers Journal Kingscalendar
"The King's Calendar" is a chronological study of the historical books of the Bible (Kings and Chronicles), Josephus, Seder Olam Rabbah, and the (Essene) Damascus Document of The Dead Sea Scrolls