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Anh Nguyen

Expatriates within the pandemic: two sides of a same coin Is the pandemic always bad for expatriates’ quality of life? A study conducted on expatriates in three European countries reveals that the answer is: “not necessarily”. The research team implemented a survey asking more than 700 employed expatriates in United Kingdom, France and Germany to rate the pandemic’s impact on their quality of life. Topics included material comfort, health and safety, relationships (with immediate and extended family, friends), parenting, learning and development, self-awareness, work, helping others, socialization, and recreation. Results of the study revealed some unexpected patterns in the pandemic’s impact on expatriates’ life. The majority (50.8%) were, in general, not affected. However, 21.8% of the respondents, surprisingly, reported that the pandemic actually improved their life quality, especially in terms of learning and development, self-awareness, and relationships with partner; as well as helping them to appreciate their [...]

By |2021-03-24T08:34:11+00:00March 24th, 2021|

Anh Nguyen

In the 7th century, during the Tang Dynasty of Empire China, there was Li Bai – one of the most prominent scholar and poet in Chinese culture - who watched the bright moonlight during his far-away-from-home journey, and composed his famous poem "Quiet night thoughts" (Chuang Qian Ming Yue Guang): "Bright moonlight before my bed I suppose it is frost on the ground I raise my head to view the bright moon then lower it, thinking of my home village." (Translation from Li Bai composed these beautiful words when he was detaching from his homeland for the duties assigned by the Emperor of China (in modern and scientific term, he was an assigned expatriate in the ancient Chinese context). Typically, during this era, these types of journey lasted for an extended period (usually for years or decades), and this poem specifically expressed Li Bai's reminiscence [...]

By |2019-10-30T13:58:53+00:00October 30th, 2019|