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Forums > Living in Kunming > English Teaching Jobs in Classifieds

vicar, I should've clarified that not only am I from the States, but I am in the States now. I am job seeking from afar and found this website (which is pretty nice by the way). Anyway, my question was not in regards to the legitimacy of any particular schoo--although that would be the next question--but to the ads themselves, which some don't even have the name of the school on them!

Liumingke, yes, thank you. I'm a guy by the way. I wouldn't know a real Chinese school license from a fake one, hence the reliance on community assistance. I think this is a reasonable strategy, but I feel it might be a little touchy here.

Napoleon, my background is in I.T. and data security (paranoia) has been hammered into my conscience. But I don't know how things work there so that's why I'm asking (not that Internet scams are contained regionally). Correct me if I'm wrong but my guess for not putting one's school website info and contact number on these ads is because they are third party contractors?

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Forums > Living in Kunming > English Teaching Jobs in Classifieds

Are they legit? Sending personal info to a generic email doesn't look appealing. I am looking to teach English in Kunming. Any advice from expats would be greatly appreciated. I'm from the States. Thanks!

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Why call it witchcraft? That's a bit unfair. If you're speaking about animal sacrifice, all civilizations had animal sacrifice at one point. As civilizations progressed they just learned to hide their sacrifices better. Animal sacrifice still goes on today; they're just hidden from public view. We all know what goes on behind locked doors in poultry and cattle farms. Nowadays it's all about profit, and less about culture and one's connection to nature. As for Christianity being a tool for hope, why not help tribes find hope in themselves, in their own stories—to help them stand with dignity in their own truths. That is a more beautiful, a more noble kind of hope. To give hope in one hand and while erasing their identity in another is a poisoned chalice with a long, ugly history. It's mental and cultural colonialism. Next thing you know, they'll be naming their kids John, Luke, Mary, and Paul, etc. Why should stories from a barren desert that's across the world dictate the lives of tribal people in Southern China? Introductory reading on Christian colonialism: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_and_colonialism

Peter99, thanks for the Samual Pollard tip.

I am of Miao decent. I can tell you that religion comes from culture, from stories held sacred, carried on the backs of elders over mountains and centuries. Although it's true that culture changes, it should be organic, a natural evolution to experiences with the lived environment. Anyone interested in these things, I highly recommend Wade Davis' book "The Wayfinders" as well as his "Dreams from endangered cultures" TED Talk.

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