Andrea Klopper

Andrea Klopper

Andrea Klopper has taught in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and China. She has mentored Mandarin language students and developed a cultural orientation and acquisition program which she used in two organizations. She is now being challenged to make friends in a new location and learning a new language. She is delighted when she meets any Chinese and misses traditional jiaozi.

 

 

Blog Entries

Golden Goose: The Story of a Peasant Family in Western China

A Book Review and Interview

A three-generational story of a rural Sichuanese family.

Blog Entries

The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom

A Book Review

The rather battered and dog-eared cover to my copy of Pomfret's book is testimony to both prolonged and careful reading.

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Stories of Christian Women in China

A Book Review

This is not a book to be read in one sitting, however gripping the various accounts! Like so many of the books about China that recount the lives of ordinary people, and women in particular, it is not easy reading.

Blog Entries

Another Look at the Life of Eric Liddell

A Book Review

A number of books have been written about Eric Liddell, but this one is different.

Blog Entries

Life in Motion

A Resource for Those in Transition

A ten-week Bible study that encourages the internationally mobile to turn to see what the Bible says about transition. 

Blog Entries

Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Domination

A Book Review

A very helpful resource and a reminder that one dare not approach China without having done one’s history homework!

Blog Entries

The Rushing on of the Purposes of God

A Book Review

A review of  Andrew Kaiser's The Rushing on of the Purposes of God: Christian Missions in Shanxi since 1876.

Supporting Article

Starter Questions to Develop Cultural Understanding and Build Relationships

In "China -- Here We Are", Andrea Klopper writes that "a good way to start building relationships is through asking questions." Here is a list of questions for getting to know people and understand their culture in greater depth.

Supporting Article

China – Here We Are!

How can one prepare for service in China? The author provides practical insights with examples from her own experiences when she first lived in another culture. From exploring one's expectations to extending grace and embracing the challenge, Ms. Klopper offers valuable advice that can lessen the initial strain of cross-cultural living.

Book Reviews

Listening to the Heart

A Book Review

Factory Girls: Voices from the Heart of Modern China by Leslie T. Chang. Picador, 2010, ISBN-10: 033044736X, ISBN-13: 978-0330447362; 320 pages; paper $10.88; Kindle edition $11.99 at Amazon. (Note: Various editions are available with a slightly different title, dates of publication and number of pages.)

Reviewed by Andrea Klopper