My name is Adam. I have a degree in Chinese History from SOAS (The London school of Oriental and African Studies), and a Masters in International Politics focused on Chinese Foreign Policy from the same university.
I began studying Chinese at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas in Madrid in 1994 with Profesor (esp) Li. At SOAS, I continued with my Chinese languages with the renowned professor Ping-cheng T’ung. In the evenings, I went to evening classes at the University of Westmminster and had extra classes with the wonderful teacher Lillian Chen.
I received a scholarship from the Taiwan 台湾to study one summer at the Political University政治大学(政大” ) in Taipéi臺北市 Táiběi Shì台北.
I’ve travelled around China 16 times. The first time was for 6 months in 1990/1991 and since 2000 I’ve travelled almost every year for two months (See maps). My travelling companion and collaborator is Margie. Danny is our invaluable help with any technical difficulties with Holachina.com.
As for China, I guess we kind of like the place!
I am Margie, Adam’s wife and travelling Companion. Like Adam, I share his interest in China and share his curiosity to explore all parts of this fascinating country.