This book is fun yet serious – a true, courageous, entertaining adventure in which the author comes to China, initially on a mission to teach. Wide-ranging in scope, it addresses culture, history, people, politics, art, interesting facts, traditions, economics, philosophies, visa issues, in addition to his experiences with work, travel, and, of course, romance. A Featurettes section includes a China time line relative to world events, Mandarin language guide, conversion chart, among other things. Pictures help to tell the tale. Tad Miller offers the world a fresh, honest access to this ancient though modernizing place in a humorous style – a really great start for getting to know China and human nature.