In June 2012 I visited China as one of ten American children's literature scholars invited to join with ten Chinese children's literature scholars for a symposium hosted by Ocean University in Qingdao, China, on "The Image of the Child in Chinese and American Children's Literature." We also did some sightseeing in Beijing, of course.
Here I am with some of my American colleagues on a tour of the Summer Palace in Beijing.
Me in the Forbidden City.
Mt. Laoshan on the Yellow Sea
My favorite picture! Here I sit on the Great Wall of China, writing in my journal. This is the most spectacular place I've ever sat while writing!