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Tue Jun 22 2004

Media: LA Times: Mandarin-speaking Canadian in China

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Message 1: Media: LA Times: Mandarin-speaking Canadian is a hit in China

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 14:41:37 +0800
From: Karen Chung <karchungntu.edu.tw>
Subject: Media: LA Times: Mandarin-speaking Canadian is a hit in China

	There's a fun piece in the June 20, 2004 online edition of the
Los Angeles Times:


To China, a Canadian Is the West
By John M. Glionna

Mark Rowswell, who speaks Mandarin like a native, has become an
advertising icon and a TV personality known to a billion viewers.

BEIJING -- The big, blue-eyed Canadian strides confidently into a
concrete-floored classroom filled with disadvantaged students on the
outskirts of this capital.

"Dashan! Dashan!" the second-graders shout in unison. Beaming, Mark
Rowswell greets the children in a fast-clipped, colloquial Mandarin
that even their teacher might have a hard time matching. ...


http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-dashan21jun21.story


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	Karen Steffen Chung
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