I am a world history teacher living in Los Angeles. One of the reasons I became a teacher is because I love to learn and explore. I came up with the concept for the Made in China Project in order to give myself a platform to investigate a niggling question: Can I survive without using things that were made in China?
When I began this project, I had never been to China, nor did I have any plans to go. But life is exciting and unpredictable! I ended up traveling to China for a few weeks during July. My experience in China, admittedly, bewildered me more than anything. While it did help me answer a few questions, it opened my eyes to many more questions that I should also be asking. Ergo, the blog continues to evolve.
Full Disclosure: I have a BA in Political Science, a MA in Geopolitics, and have had some training in research methods, but this blog is not a purely academic endeavor (there will be Wikipedia usage). That being said, I will do my best to use to use lots of citations, triangulate them when I can, and hyperlink other relevant sites.