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Iron & Silk Summary
Mark Salzman

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Iron & Silk Summary

Plot Summary

Mark Salzman writes about his experiences as an English teacher in the Hunan Province of South Central China in his work, "Iron & Silk." The title represents two forms of martial arts where one form is harsh and muscular and the other is softer and gentler but just as effective. Mark's interest in China and its culture was sparked at an early age. At the age of thirteen, he enrolled in a Kung Fu school where he studied martial arts, calligraphy, and ink painting. Later in life, he continued his studies at Yale University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude with a major in Chinese Languages and Literature. After graduation, Mark and several other Yale graduates, accepted teaching positions in China.

Mark and his colleagues arrive together in the city of Changsha where the Hunan Medical College is located. The new arrivals will stay at the College where...

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