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Dashan: Stand Up Diplomacy

I wasn’t sure how well my standup routine would work in a formal diplomatic setting, but decided to give it a try when I was invited to this reception at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, January 2015. Ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques gives the introduction. ~ Dashan Dashan Dashan 大山, AKA Mark Rowswell, has been called “the […]

Dashan’s Stand-up in Mandarin: First Steps Learning Chinese

Dashan, aka Mark Rowswell, did a live stand-up in Mandarin in Beijing on April 2014 about his  first steps in learning Chinese. Dashan 大山, AKA Mark Rowswell, has been called “the most famous foreigner in China”, where he has worked as media personality and cultural ambassador for over 25 years. It’s hard to find anyone […]