Introducing Our New Series: Faces of Nanyan 人在南燕

As a foreigner in China, it can sometimes feel like you live in two different worlds: your international bubble and well–the rest of China. Here at The Nanyan Observer, we strive to bring those two worlds a little closer together. In a similar vein to the likes of Humans of New York, our Nanyan team is chatting with everyone from students and faculty to canteen staff and landscapers on campus. You’ll find we make no mention of their names or occupations, just conversation where it counts. Below is our first installment from our own Editor-in-chief, Wandong Yang.



“I get off work at 5pm everyday and go home; I’ll sleep early when I go back to my house after showering and maybe listening to the radio or some music, because I have to get up at 5am the next day. On the weekends I tidy up the house and relax. If I have nothing else to do I like to take the bus and go to the Shenzhen City Library and read some books, on Taoism, Confucianism and that kind of books.”


As told to Wandong Yang