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China's Holy Hikes By Jacob Lotinga
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While China counted down to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, university English teacher Jacob Lotinga embarked on a journey of discovery by hiking China's holy mountains - some Buddhist, some Taoist. ... More > Fancy chatting with Buddhist and Taoist monks and nuns, rubbing shoulders with pilgrims and porters, or drinking cool water from a bowl in a peak-top temple guesthouse while humming Cui Jian's 'Fake Monk'? China's Holy Hikes offers readers eight irresistible and illuminating holy mountain sketches, vanishing into the mist and cloud of five Taoist and three Buddhist peaks and meeting a host of interesting characters along the way. It also offers a glimpse of different regions, covers some social issues and provides insight into the psychology of one hiker. Author Jacob Lotinga has taught English at four mainland Chinese universities and has also worked in South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.< Less
The Trek to Mount Baekdu: A Journey into Korean Storytelling By Jacob Lotinga
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The Trek to Mount Baekdu is a paean to the art of storytelling: a swashbuckling quest to uncover irresistible folktales, legends and myths through hiking trips on the Korean peninsula. At a time... More > when the two Koreas are often known for their rising tensions, here is a timely story that uncovers a gentler side to the Korean peninsula. The tapestry of tales that emerges includes a cast of colourful characters: rival conjurors, playful goblins, celestial maidens, self-sacrificing birds – even a Korean cousin of Robin Hood! Yet the most revered South Korean mountain – the one whose portrait hangs proudly in school foyers and on office walls – is not in South Korea at all. Ironically, Mount Baekdu's mesmerising crater lake straddles the border between North Korea and China. A pilgrimage from South Korea to the rim of Heaven Lake will be the greatest trip of all – and this is Jacob’s ultimate quest.< Less
Adventures in Multicultural China By Jacob Lotinga
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Adventures in Multicultural China aims to raise awareness of the rich cultural diversity that exists in China. This illustrated travelogue transports the reader to Yunnan province to see how... More > Naxi and Bai cultures are plagued by tourism; to Guizhou to mingle with the Miao, whose three-storey wooden homes are nail-free, and the elusive Buyi. Armchair travellers will visit Sichuan province’s earthquake-struck northwest, where the Qiang rub shoulders with Tibetans, while Yi people in Sichuan's south still remember slavery. In Multicultural China, mesmerising landscapes are outdone only by remarkable characters drawn from diverse walks of life. Chat with a Naxi shaman-priest and Bai cultural researchers. View the Miao people’s ancestral drum in the company of a chieftain who doubles as a schoolteacher. Sip green tea with Qiang people who struggle to rebuild their homes and lives in the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan quake. These are the inhabitants of Multicultural China.< Less
China's Holy Hikes By Jacob Lotinga
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While China counted down to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, university English teacher Jacob Lotinga embarked on a journey of discovery by hiking China's holy mountains - some Buddhist, some Taoist. ... More > Fancy chatting with Buddhist and Taoist monks and nuns, rubbing shoulders with pilgrims and porters, or drinking cool water from a bowl in a peak-top temple guesthouse while humming Cui Jian's 'Fake Monk'? China's Holy Hikes offers readers eight irresistible and illuminating holy mountain sketches, vanishing into the mist and cloud of five Taoist and three Buddhist peaks and meeting a host of interesting characters along the way. It also offers a glimpse of different regions, covers some social issues and provides insight into the psychology of one hiker. Author Jacob Lotinga has taught English at four mainland Chinese universities and has also worked in South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.< Less
A South Korean Mountain Sketchbook By Jacob Lotinga
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Curious about South Korean culture and society? Transfixed by tales of snowy mountain escapades? Then you could do worse than while away an afternoon with these engaging sketches. This sketchbook... More > features finely-crafted, illustrated accounts of six mesmerising peaks: - Mount Halla (the highest in South Korea, 'catching the Milky Way'); - Mount Naejang (with 'treasure within', a cautionary tale for would-be hikers!); - Mount Taebaek (a prominent shamanist peak); - Mount Wolchul ('moon-rise mountain', with its chasm-spanning Cloud Bridge); - Mount Du-ryun ('wheel-head', rising from the Korean peninsula's southern tip); - Mount Mudeung (supposedly 'unrivalled'). What better way to explore South Korean culture and society than by hiking, in this country dominated by mountains? Jacob Lotinga has previously authored China's Holy Hikes.< Less
The Trek to Mount Baekdu By Jacob Lotinga
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The Trek to Mount Baekdu is a paean to the art of storytelling: a swashbuckling quest to uncover irresistible folktales through hiking trips – mostly on mountains – all around South... More > Korea. At a time when the two Koreas are often known for their rising tensions, here is a timely story that uncovers a gentler side to the Korean peninsula. The tapestry of tales that emerges includes an array of colourful characters: rival conjurors, playful goblins, heavenly maidens, self-sacrificing birds – even a Korean cousin of Robin Hood! Yet South Korea's most revered mountain – the one whose portrait hangs proudly in school foyers and on office walls – is not in South Korea at all. Ironically, the mesmerising, two-million-year-old crater lake of Mount Baekdu straddles the border between North Korea and China. A pilgrimage from South Korea to the rim of Mount Baekdu’s Heaven Lake will be the greatest trip of all – and this is Jacob’s ultimate quest.< Less
A South Korean Mountain Sketchbook By Jacob Lotinga
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Curious about South Korean culture and society? Transfixed by tales of snowy mountain escapades? Then you could do worse than while away an afternoon with these engaging sketches. This sketchbook... More > features finely-crafted, illustrated accounts of six mesmerising peaks: - Mount Halla (the highest in South Korea, 'catching the Milky Way'); - Mount Naejang (with 'treasure within', a cautionary tale for would-be hikers!); - Mount Taebaek (a prominent shamanist peak); - Mount Wolchul ('moon-rise mountain', with its chasm-spanning Cloud Bridge); - Mount Du-ryun ('wheel-head', rising from the Korean peninsula's southern tip); - Mount Mudeung (supposedly 'unrivalled'). What better way to explore South Korean culture and society than by hiking, in this country dominated by mountains? Jacob Lotinga has previously authored China's Holy Hikes.< Less
Teach English the Visual Way By Jacob Lotinga
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Teach English the Visual Way is aimed at students majoring in English Education at universities in South Korea. Please accept this invitation to discuss visual teaching materials and methods,... More > ranging from the secrets of using PowerPoint interactively for communicative language teaching to the uses of realia, picture books, comics and graphic novels. Given the scarcity of stimulating, down-to-earth books on the uses of visual materials specifically for language teaching, we hope that this guide will serve as a helpful reference for tutors developing innovative courses on visual teaching methods. It is based on lessons offered in the English Education Department at Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea.< Less