Iron & Silk Topics for Discussion

Mark Salzman
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What experiences does the title of the book "Iron & Silk" refer to? How are the two issues related? Which teacher was an advocate of each?

What view did Mark's students have of World War II? Why did Mark think discussing World War II would not present a controversy in his class? What was the probable cause of the difference on how China and the U.S. viewed World War II?

How did Mr. Gong, a casual acquaintance of Mark, help a man's son in an outer region in the Hunan Province? How did the man repay Mr. Gong and how long did it take the man to pay him? How did Mark help Mr. Gong's son?

What is "gong fu?" How does it relate to martial arts training? What is Mark told about his wushu training relative to gong fu?

Where does Mark's colleague...

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