Being in China for a month was definitely a culture shock for me. I was interesting to experience the people of China and compare their everyday lives to that of a US citizen.
I found that the type of government in China had a huge effect on the feel around tourist area, namely in Tiananmen square. It was almost scary to walk around with so many guards present and having to watch your tongue, so that they would not be suspicious of the conversations going on.
Additionally, learning about the one child policy and the culture/history of foot binding was very interesting.
In this writing sample I focus on the art of foot binding and why the illegalization of it was so controversial.