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Asia and Pacific Islands: Peace Corps

features stories, letters, and folk tales that focus on experiences of Peace Corps volunteers in Asia and the Pacific islands. Topics include arranged marriages, learning a new language and culture, different cultural perspectives, rural Mongolian nomadic culture, cultural and economic complexities in China, learning to speak Chinese, what constitutes a "good" job, resolving contrasting values between cultures (Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea). (Peace Corps)

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Interesting Fact:

Long ago six old men lived in a village in India. Each was born blind. The other villagers loved the old men and kept them away from harm. Since the blind men could not see the world for themselves, they had to imagine many of its wonders.
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