Mar 29th In-class writing

other groups’:

Kaiting’s group:  Women nowadays are stronger and they have equal political rights with men.

Maggie’s group: Two different family cultures in Jetta and China.

Yifan’s group: Women are getting more independent than the past. Both men and women can earn money and the way to treat women is getting different.

Qingfeng’s group: broaden acceptance to divorced women; women have more equal rights.



Group members: Searcher: Delu Wang; Writer: Yali Liang; Presentor: Qiaojian Hu

What’s happening in China is differ from the modern family  which depicted in Mona Charen’s picture.With the deepening of the degree of social aging, empty nest elderly and left behind children more and more has become a social problem that cannot ignore.

· Empty nest old man, which means that some elder who don’t have kids  around and leave them alone at home.









· Left behind children, which means that some children whose parents or both sides go out to the city to work. So these children stay in rural life without parents.











These are the major psychological performance and behaviours of left-behind child:

Low self-esteem/Emotional /Defence mechanism /Hatred/Inter-personal relationship/Play hooky /Misconduct/Bad habit.



Native Song:

Your tears are weak and hurt

The pale bends on the past

The night is too long to become frost

Who is desperate in the attic?

The rain flicked the red window

I was born on the paper by the wind chaos

Dream in the distance into a ray of incense

Wind off your appearance

Chrysanthemum is full of injuries

Your smile has been yellowed

I am in a quiet heart

North wind chaos at night

Your shadow cut continuously

Leaving me alone in the lake

The flowers have fallen into the night

Wicked fate on the troubled

Chou Mo crossing the autumn and winter split two halves

Afraid you can not shake the shore of life

Who’s frantically frantic

I am a body of military clothing roaring vicissitudes

Day slightly bright you sigh softly

Night melancholy so euphemism

Chrysanthemum is full of injuries

Your smile has been yellowed

I am in a quiet heart

North wind chaos at night

Your shadow cut continuously

Leaving me alone in the lake

Chrysanthemum is full of injuries

Your smile has been yellowed

I am in a quiet heart

North wind chaos at night

Your shadow cut continuously

Leaving me alone in the lake in pairs

In South of China: Chengdu

The dish’s name in direct translation is Sliced Lungs of Couple, but it does means to eat couple’s lungs. So, for better understanding what it is , people also translate the name into Sliced Beef and Ox Offal in Chili Sauce:

Background story: It is a famous dish in Sichuan Province. In the 1960s, a couple 郭朝华【Guo Zhaohua】 and 张佃敏【Zhang Dianmin】 who opened a stand at 长顺街【Changshun Street】 in Chengdu became famous for making tossed sliced beef and ox offal in sauce. Their beef slices looked bright in color and had a distinct taste from those of other vendors. Because of their delicious dish, prospering business, and harmonious husband and wife relationship, their slices were called Fuqi Feipian.


Mar 27:In-class writing

After I read Irving’s response and Maggie’s response, I can see that Irving has summarized all filmily situations appeared in this essay and it helps me to recall the content of the essay very well. Both of they two have experienced to be raised by their grandparents, so in the process of reading their response, I can see the common point between them. Also, as what I talked in my response, it is very usual in China.


In-class Writing 03/24/2017q

After I reread my first essay and read all the comment for it, I found that I worked well on talking about the culture differences and telling my improvement on learning skills, and also I am very glad that my pics made great visuals.

However, there are also a lot of aspects that I can progress, which are that I could write done more examples for my changes and it would make my essay to be more specific and changing the order of the examples and ideas would also make the essay to be more clear.

In the other hand, I found that I had a lot of run-on sentences and punctuation problems. Thus, I might need to fix them later.

March 06 In-class writing:references

Citing different types of sources in APA style


Technology will always change, try to make life easier, o er cool new 7 advances, and be important to a growing society, but it’s just as important not to become dependent on it and rely on it to do things we’ve known how to do for years.

Izzy G.(2015). Technology Taking Over. In R. Atwan (Ed.), American Now:Short readings from recent periodicals(pp.50-52)Boston:Bedford/ St Martin’s.


“Teens aren’t addicted to social media. ey’re addicted to each other,” Boyd says. “ ey’re not allowed to hang out the way you and I did, so they’ve moved it online.”

Clive T.(2015). The Parent Trap: How Teens Lost the Ability to Socialize. Chapter:Social Media: What Do We Gain? What Do We Lose? In R. Atwan(Ed.), American Now: Short readings from recent periodicals(pp.55-56)Boston:Bedford/ St Martin’s.

Mar 3rd: In-class activities

By Yarly

1️⃣.Free writing for second essay

I would love to choose the essay that we read on Feb 1st and Feb 3rd, which are:

(1.)Yzzy Gonzalez’s essay “Technology Taking Over?” (pp. 50-52)

       (2.)Clive Thompson’s essay “The Parent Trap: How Teens Lost the Ability to Socialize” (pp.55-56)

During my essay, I would love to introduce both essays’  content at first:

The first essay is talking about how technology changes teenagers life now. As the author said, technology around us and change our life in every part. Our sleep can be estimated by the smart alarm, we can cook food easily, we can use Ebook, we can use phone to choose food delivery, we can do almost everything by technology.

Also, the second essay pointed out another side about technology that parents may think that technology limits teenagers face-to-face ability. But actually, the truth is not like this. The reason why parent think that children’s social abilities have been limited is that they don’t chase after technology as their kids and they are the real reason why children don’t have enough time to have social abilities.

After I talk all of these content and ideas, I’d love to point out my own view that technology can really help our life, and it’s becoming a new culture in different country. To use it to benefit daily life is such a great thing for human: we can save a plenty of time with using technology positively. Also, to use different APPs in different country can get different effect. In conclusion, I would love to talk 3 angles about: benefits of technology; management of technology; process with using technology.

2️⃣.General ideas and outline

Topic: technology is around human’s life and it changes human’s work, but we also need to learn to manage it and solve some problems with it.


1. technology changes human’s life a lot, no matter from the way to work or keep daily life or socialize with others (support: use the first essay as evidence and talk about daily life in China) some argument about using technology: some people may be tech-addicted and people should learn to control it(support : some report about tech-addicted)

3.people who are not as latest as the technology would not agree with new lifestyle, but I claim that they should try to chase the development of human and then they can learn more and more (support:use the second essay as evidence to talk that parents haven’t correctly recognize the benefits of technology and they cannot figure out what’s their educational problem due to this )


March 1st: discussion

Yarly to Irving’s response.

After I reading Irving’s respond for discussion today, I found that he used some of my jokes as example. It does exists in our daily life, people from other provinces may say:” people from Yunnan are so barbarous and they all trade drugs with Myanmar.” Thus, we would always use these folks as jokes. But after I reading his article, I found that he is complaining and not thinking it’s funny, so I would not joke that way anymore and I don’t want him to joke that way either.Moreover, I have never been to Xi’an and I have also heard about the fake scenery-spot news. I hope that Irving didn’t go to fake ones. In addition, I am wondering how food there is?