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Emily Ford

Emily Ford is a former Times reporter who recently arrived in town to learn Chinese culture. Armed with some Mandarin, she describes daily challenges with wit and insight into issues such as renting a flat, and typically pokes fun at her own assumptions and missteps as she muddles along. Readers' comments and suggestions are welcome. Contact Emily Ford at emilyford1@ymail.com or write to features@shanghaidaily.com.