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Barbara Strother

Barbara and Stuart Strother first visited China in 1993 and have been traveling, researching, working, and playing all over the country ever since. After moving to Shanghai with their twin toddlers in 2000, they taught at a private Chinese boarding school, an American international school, and local colleges, while also running a teacher recruitment business.Today, the Strothers split their time between China and Southern California, where Stuart teaches economics and Barbara teaches international business. Together they lead a variety of travel-study programs to China for MBA students and undergraduate business majors, introducing hundreds of students to living and working in the Chinese culture. Barbara's passions revolve around global cultures and include travel photography, world music, and travelogues. Stuart's hobbies are surfing, skiing, shooting hoops, and skateboarding with his kids. Now teens, they are avid participants in skiing and snowboarding competitions throughout the mountain resorts of California. They've also skated, skied, snowboarded, and surfed all over Asia.