Today was my first day of “real” school at BNU, meaning that it was the first day of fall semester. After a lot of headaches having to do with bureacracy, I more or less figured things out. Let’s save everyone some time and just say that the most important information for international students is posted on a beleaguered bulletin board in one of the dorms, and the student websites are a maze of confusion and gibberish.
Anyway, I was placed much too low, again. But joy of joys! There are higher classes and I can spend this whole week trying classes out. I saw several literature and classical Chinese classes, plus higher levels of speaking/reading etc. classes, so I’m excited. Tomorrow I’m going “class tasting” as they say in China.