The old ULN intro page
This blog is written by ULN, a foreigner happily living in Shanghai. ULN is a phonetic version of my name, to make it easier for both Chinese and English speakers to pronounce. I was a bit tired of people here asking me for my English name, as if everyone in the world needs to have one. Even in Chinese official forms there is usually a box to fill in your “English name”.
I didn’t feel like adopting a name that is not mine, like all the Lilies and Candies and Sunnies that populate China. So I came up with this one, which might sound like a South American guerrilla, but at least now people remember it.
And I made a logo out of it:
My Chinese name is Youren, like the seal reads, and this is the Chinayouren blog. Thousands of foreigners live in China today, and a fair part of them seek to extend their contracts and are in no hurry to leave. There are different reasons for us to stay, from the old dream of the billion customers to the patient, tolerant nature of the locals. But there is one reason that all of us share to some extent: That vague feeling that it matters, that it’s here and now that history of humaniy is being written.
Hence the blog’s subtitle: Of China changing the World