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Where do you work? (near)
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Pick the nearest location listed to your working city
Shanghai - Suzhou - Nanjing (Jiangsu only)
24%
 24%  [ 22 ]
Beijing, Tianjin (or nearby)
10%
 10%  [ 9 ]
Xiamen, Huangzhou ( Fujian, Zhejiang )
8%
 8%  [ 8 ]
Shenzhen and Guangdong only
10%
 10%  [ 9 ]
Sichuan, Hainan, Yunnan
4%
 4%  [ 4 ]
NORTHWEST CHINA (Hohhot, Qinghai, Gansu)
4%
 4%  [ 4 ]
NORTHEAST CHINA (Harbin, Dalian)
6%
 6%  [ 6 ]
CENTRAL CHINA (Wuhan, Xian)
10%
 10%  [ 9 ]
SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST CHINA (GX, GZ, HN, JX)
10%
 10%  [ 9 ]
None/Other/Not Living in China
11%
 11%  [ 10 ]
Total Votes : 90

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GeminiTiger



Joined: 15 Oct 2004
Posts: 999
Location: China, 2005--Present

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:57 am    Post subject: Where do you work? (near) Reply with quote

I thought it would be interesting to find out where everyone is..

I think it would also be interesting to have an ESL convention in China for Dave's posters, or not. Laughing

Either way the data will be interesting, sorry if I missed a major location that should have been included as a separate region.

Comments welcome especially about the choices offered, I tried my best to arrange them by region but also somewhat by what I perceive to be the lifestyle offered. Trying to organize China into workable regions for a poll was a lot tougher than I'd imagined.
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7969



Joined: 26 Mar 2003
Posts: 5681
Location: South China, by the sea.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ESL convention? I'll unpack my tazer for that one . . .

I've met nine people from this forum over the years, worked with three of them. All good people. Only two of them still in China and only one in ESL.
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GeminiTiger



Joined: 15 Oct 2004
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Location: China, 2005--Present

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i think it might be fun to have a meet preferably somewhere that has western booze and food, Suzhou would be a good location i think.
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kungfuman



Joined: 31 May 2012
Posts: 1468
Location: In My Own Private Idaho

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeminiTiger wrote:
Well i think it might be fun to have a meet preferably somewhere that has western booze and food, Suzhou would be a good location i think.


Hey I got nothing to do. What's the plan? I'm waiting for my new visa before I take a vacation.

Drunken Clam? Bookworm?
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Kiwi303



Joined: 20 Nov 2010
Posts: 165
Location: Chong Qing Jiao Tong Da Xue, Xue Fu Da Dao, Nan An Qu, Chong Qing Shi, P. R China

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know why you have Sichuan, bordering Tibet, aligned with Hainan island, floating in the south china sea/Gulf of Tonkin...


I'm in Chongqing, I was going to go the sichuan option, then I noticed it also had Yunnan and Hainan... Central is a better fit, despite Xian being more northerly than central to my mind.

China does not section very neatly Very Happy
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GeminiTiger



Joined: 15 Oct 2004
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Location: China, 2005--Present

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiwi303 wrote:
I don't know why you have Sichuan, bordering Tibet, aligned with Hainan island, floating in the south china sea/Gulf of Tonkin...


It's a fair question and my only answer is that I perceive these 3 provinces (Sichuan, Yunnan and Hainan) to be a kind of back country tourist-leisure zones with reasonably low pay. A lot of foreigners go here for travel, few get a chance to work here. (With 32 respondents zero have selected this region).
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The Edge



Joined: 04 Sep 2010
Posts: 455
Location: China

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a couple of posters on here that work in Hainan.
They have probaby not voted because they are not on here that much.
I think John Partee is a Hainan man.
Can't remember the other dude.
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wangdaning



Joined: 22 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sichuan and Yunnan are definitely SW China and GD is definitely SE China. Guangdong/xi seem like the east/west split in the south. Lots of people work in Sichuan, and the pay is not that bad. I will vote now, so we have one for Sichuan.
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GeminiTiger



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wangdaning wrote:
Sichuan and Yunnan are definitely SW China and GD is definitely SE China. Guangdong/xi seem like the east/west split in the south. Lots of people work in Sichuan, and the pay is not that bad. I will vote now, so we have one for Sichuan.


While GD is definitely SE China, I think it would have enough differences in itself to qualify for it's own region and I expected a lot more votes for what I assume to be a heavily populated area with FTs.
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GeminiTiger



Joined: 15 Oct 2004
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Location: China, 2005--Present

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

School is starting again. I'm hoping to get about 100 votes for this poll for personal research as such I'm bumping this thread to page 1 now that Fall term is more or less officially here.
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twilothunder



Joined: 09 Dec 2011
Posts: 442

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The areas aren't very clearly defined IMO.

Why don't you use the 'Nine Nations of China' as proposed in The Atlantic?
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/11/the-nine-nations-of-china/307769/
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johntpartee



Joined: 02 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I think John Partee is a Hainan man


Never been there (would like to go; supposed to be a paradise). Henan and Hubei in the last five years.
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rattie



Joined: 17 Mar 2005
Posts: 83
Location: Anhui

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Anhui, about an hour from Nanjing, so didn't vote...my province didn't rate amention Crying or Very sad
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wangdaning



Joined: 22 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeminiTiger wrote:

While GD is definitely SE China, I think it would have enough differences in itself to qualify for it's own region and I expected a lot more votes for what I assume to be a heavily populated area with FTs.


I wouldn't agree with that anymore than for any other Chinese province. What are the differences that qualify it for its own region?

Not trying to argue, just curious.
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johntpartee



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In Anhui, about an hour from Nanjing


That could be construed as "central"; don't want you to feel left out.
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