A Monkey in the Central Kingdom

A Monkey in the Central Kingdom

After spending several decades informally studying Chinese history, language, and culture, a chance to teach at the Nanjing Institute of Technology afforded the author an opportunity to finally live and work in China.

This book covers his travels at a turning point in Chinese history.




Author: Carl Aass

Dimensions: 6" x 9"

Language: English

ISBN: 978-1-77205-693-8

Carl Aass

With Degrees in Architecture (University of British Columbia) and engineering (Carleton University), Carl Aass spent his professional life in both the public sector (Ministère des transports du Québec) and the Canadian federal government (National Capital Commission) and as a consultant. Being born under the sign of the Monkey, his natural curiosity brought him to live and work in many cities, including Ottawa, Vancouver, Venice, Oslo, Shanghai and Québec. The past several decades has seen him focus more and more on China – its history, its culture, its language and its brilliantly planned economic growth over the past 30-odd years. These days he is keeping his head down in Ottawa, waiting for the present tide of populism to recede.