Stories from My Chinese Journey is a collection of stories about Mark Levine’s experiences living, working and traveling in China. He started out in Huai’an, Jiangsu Province, teaching English in 2005 and then came to Beijing. He fell in love with China and has never left. First he began to write songs and sing them along with his guitar. Then he began to write to friends about what he was experiencing, and they saw his stories as helpful to a wider range of people wanting to understand the people of China. He went out of his way to learn about the lives of his students and befriend local officials. He wanted to understand the Chinese perspective. His stories will give those readers who are curious but still unfamiliar with China a way to appreciate how people here live their lives and perhaps, like Dr. Levine, glean their own insights about the Chinese people.