The Fulbright experience: Teaching Library and Information Science for one semester in China

Shin Freedman


I spent the fall of 2016 as a Fulbright Scholar in China. I was interested in China in part because of China’s rising intellectual power and increasing economic power in the global market. I was excited and anxious to arrive in China after the end of the 2016 G20 Summit in Hangzhou, my new home. Hangzhou is famous for its history: West Lake, the longest manmade canal in the world, Dragon Well Tea (Longjingcha), and innovations, such as being the home of Alibaba’s online enterprise.

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