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Chinglish day

Sha ns ha n GU


Western world is attractive for current Chinese youngsters substantially affected by western movies or massive media. Most well-protected Chinese teenagers decide to study abroad where they learn to live independently. Away from the things they are familiar with, they come through all the difficulties they have not before expected. Friends become valuable in the foreign country, they can share happiness or sorrow and help each other with a warm hand.


Zhe Yu Fan and Jiao Xu, both 23, came to Dublin together on 17 sep 2007. They have been living in Dublin for almost 5 years, they like the taste of the traditional Irish breakfast, enjoy shopping during the big sale season, take bus as their major transportation means, get used to the fast food instead of Chinese cooking, relax with friends singing Karaoke in Chinese restaurants. They are not sufficiently integrated into the Irish society and prefer to stick with best friends, but this is the way of the life of certain Chinese students. All the photos taken are meant to show the living style of one day.


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfst good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfst good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


I don’t want to be an early bird what’s happening in China? I won’t break traffic rules starving now my traditional Irish necklace irish breakfast good good study day day up the great big sale season my funny glasses chicken wings come out for karaoke tonight gaga


Chinglish Day was produced within Young Curators, Digital Design and the Living Archive project - a pioneering exploration of the growing interplay between curation and new technologies, encouraging emerging young artists to incorporate the digital into their creative practice in addition to accessing museum collections and gallery spaces.

A Pivotal Arts Studio (previously FOMACS) and Chester Beatty Library collaborative learning project, supported by the Arts Council Ireland, Dublin City Council and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, with additional support from the Wellcome Trust.

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Chinglish Day  

What does a day in Dublin look like to a Chinese student and her friends? Shanshan GU (Susan) playfully shows us...

Chinglish Day  

What does a day in Dublin look like to a Chinese student and her friends? Shanshan GU (Susan) playfully shows us...

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