Date registered: February 27, 2014
Region: North America
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I am a Canadian who was teaching Economics for 10 years in Chengdu and Nanjing until recently. In my last year of teaching in Nanjing I was 66 years old. I want to return to Chengdu to teach but I am running in to age discrimination, being now 69. I don't plan to retire until 80 or so.
I've seen western teachers in China in their 80s, so I know it's possible to get a work permit at any age if they make the effort. But most universities don't want to bother using their 关系 on someone they don't know well.
Can someone give me some advice? I would very much like to return to Chengdu. My CV is online at http://gwrussell.com (or http://gwrussell.nfshost.com). Another relevant site of mine is at http://chinesenegotiation101.com (or http://chinesenegotiation101.nfshost.com/home).
Dr. Gary Russell