In 1999, Francesca and I participated in an exchange trip to Fujian China sponsored by the Oregon State Library and the Fujian Provincial Library in Fuzhou. I was working at the time at Multnomah County Library in Portland which was selected to participate by sending an automation specialist to Fuzhou. I spent 3 weeks at the Fujian Provincial Library in Fuzhou and three weeks at the City Library of Quanzhou, about 60 miles south of Fuzhou. Francesca joined me in Quanzhou for 2 weeks and then we spent 2 weeks as tourists traveling around China.

While I was in China I sent back to a web site at Multnomah County Library reports on what I had been doing, trying to share as much of the experience as possible. Much of the content of the reports is probably of interest only to Librarians, but there is some material on life as a stranger in a strange land.