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I'm Gary

This is an informational website so you will not experience any ads, social media, popups or other distractions.

I write all the articles. My lifelong interest in Chinese culture began with a college course in Chinese art history.

Photo of Gary Ashkenazy
Gary Ashkenazy
Photo taken at my mom's
100th Birthday Party!
November, 2020

I lived in Asia for 13 years:

I studied Chinese at:

I learned Korean as a Peace Corps volunteer working in a tuberculosis control project on Jeju Island in South Korea.

My education degrees include:

I am retired now but worked in a number of interesting positions over the years including:

I collected U.S. coins as a young boy. My Chinese and Korean coins and charms were collected while living in Asia.

My other hobbies include amateur radio (call sign: AF7M), motorcycles, and photography.

I am a volunteer (docent) at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and was previously a volunteer (docent) at the Pima Air & Space Museum.

Finally, this is a personal website and in my spare time I write articles based on subjects I find interesting. If you find any of the articles worth reading then that makes my efforts even more gratifying.

Thanks for visiting!

Gary Ashkenazy