About Me

Welcome to my blog! I am happy that you found me. My name is Randy Green. I am an American but I have lived in China since 2004.

Who am I?
After many years spent in search of meaning and meaningful employment and good fishing spots, Missouri native Randy Green received a life-changing invitation in 2003 to come to China and teach English to university students there. In accepting that invitation, he committed himself to a life both satisfying and mystifying. When an independent, direct actionist American meets China’s 5,000-year-old collectivist culture, it can get interesting. The result is China Bound, a narrative of the adventures, observations, and reflections in the first months after his arrival.

My books China Bound and Chester the Messer are online and available on Amazon.com. You can get China Bound at the price of only $4.99.

(click on the book covers to find details.)

(When you click on an affiliate link to make a purchase, I get a small commission from the seller. This doesn’t affect the price you pay. )

In this blog, you will find articles in three categories:

1)Writing and Self-publishing;

2) Expat Life, especially in China;

3) Reinventing Your Life.

Feel free to contact me at randy@randy-green.com. If this blog is right for you,please sign up for the mailing list.

21 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Linda says:

    Hollo Randy, nice to meet you again.There is a problem encountered with me—you know, the life in university is full of all kinds of activities ,and it is the problem that I m meeting.There will hold an activity imitating Hanban selection process, which exerts a tremendous fanscination on me.But what prevents me from making an clear decision is that I face the CET 4 in the next month.Though I think my English was not so poor,for that I have gotten an pretty grade of 138 in the College Entrance Examination,I’m worried about that I will spend much time on preparing the competition so that it effcts my CET.It’s hard for me to make a decision ,thus ,I wander your idea concerning it ,thank you for you time .

  2. Phoebe says:

    Glad to meet you.I find a new perspective to feel this familiar and unfamiliar chongqing by your story. Looking forward more funny story about your life.

  3. Hope says:

    Great job, Randy! I will read the book and your blog!


  4. Madalyn says:

    Wonderful write-up, I am normal visitor of the site, maintain up the nice operate, and It’s going to become a regular visitor for a long time.

  5. starrynight says:

    Hi,Randy! The photo was shot at Henan Museum. Am I right? ????

    1. Randy Green says:

      Yes, you are right! That is the Henan Museum in the background of the photo. This is a world-class museum. I was an English teacher at Zhengzhou University for 11 years before I fled south to the milder winters of CQ. My book, China Bound, is about my experiences at ZZU in the first months after I arrived. Hope the book will be released in the coming months.

      1. starrynight says:

        Great! look forward to the release of the book. It must be very interesting.

  6. 小仙女 says:

    I think your blog is very interesting! I love it! I believe you will like China better!

    1. Randy Green says:

      Thank you very much. Hope you will be a regular visitor.

  7. BING says:


    1. Randy Green says:

      Hello, how nice you can find me.

  8. Daisy.Chen says:

    Amazing !

    1. Randy Green says:

      Thank you. Hope you can enjoy all the posts. And just a tip that the post will be updated every Tuesday.

  9. Leslie says:

    Looking forward to your book.

    1. Randy Green says:

      Thank you very much. It won’t be long to publish the first book.

  10. Karen says:

    I am interested in it.

    1. Randy Green says:


  11. Winnie says:

    I am longing for the follow blogs

    1. Randy Green says:

      Thank you

  12. Suri says:

    I am very interested in your blog.

    1. Randy Green says:

      Thank you

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