Jennifer Ball

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Industry Arts
Occupation English Teacher
Location Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
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Introduction I have researched language for almost six years, read over 100 books, am in my third year of Mandarin, and have compared cuneiform, hieroglyphs, Maya glyphs, and Chinese characters—all ancient written scripts—in order to showcase the similarities that exist between them. Writing is a product of man, and man is an animal. Animalistic urges show up all over written language. Comparing the relationship of the shape of the script to the definitions given in various lexicons highlights the prevalence of bilateral symmetry in words related to female mammals. I currently am teaching English "Speaking and Listening" to 102 nanotechnology students at Soochow University in Suzhou, China.
Interests All languages but specifically Chinese, Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, Sumerian cuneiform, as well as most types of music.
Favorite Music fingerpuppets, Free-Range Chickens, Gregorian chants, Sublime, King Missile, Joni Mitchell, Cracker, X, Gabrelli, James Taylor, Faure, Ravel, Britten, Candide, A Little Night Music, Pippin, Sweeney Todd, Handel, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Handel's Watermusik Suite, Stravinski's Petrouchka
Favorite Books Higher Math, the Book Moose Minnion Never Wrote, Catalyst, The Verbum Book of Digital Typography, (I wrote all of these.) The Moral Molecule by Paul J. Zak, Sex and War by Malcolm Potts, The Good Women of China by Xinran, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon, Cuneiform Monographs: Birth in Babylonia and the Bible by M. Stol, and anything by Nina Laden

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