Ever-Lasting Friendship Between 'Foreign' Professor Shirley Wood and China

Source: dahe.cn | 2022-06-22 17:38

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She began to learn Chinese from her husband who had a Guangxi accent upon coming to China, and later by herself with an English-Chinese dictionary. As a teacher, she taught students English words and expressions from their daily life, such as flowers and trees on campus and various dishes at canteens, or through lively activities, such as the role-play of book borrowing at libraries. She was not only a respectable scholar and learned professor, but also a real "Kaifenger". She shared joys and sorrows with the Chinese people and forged ahead with Henan University in China's reform and opening-up. Her name is Shirley Wood, professor and doctoral supervisor at the School of Foreign Languages, Henan University. She passed away at the age of 96 in Kaifeng city at 4 am on April 7, 2022. She lived in China for more than 70 years. Shirley Wood's death drew great social attention. Why did she have a deep affection for China? (Chinese source: dahe.cn Translator: Zhao Hanqing He Menghe Proofreader: Jiao Dan)