About me: My real name is Chris Waugh, Chinese name 王博/Wáng Bó, born the Year of the Dragon. From Wellington, New Zealand, educated at the University of Otago, where I majored in French. I’ve also studied German and Russian and, of course, Chinese. Lived in China since late 1999, first in Changsha, then Taiyuan, then, apart from a spell in Tianjin, in Beijing.

About the title of this blog: “Bezdomny” is that name of a character, a poet, in Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita. It means ‘Homeless’, and it’s a name I always liked, so I decided to start using it in my various blogging ventures. “Ex patria” should be fairly obvious.

About the blog: Life as I experience it, that simple.

Want to contact me? Leave a comment or send an email that is obviously not spam to chriswaughnz    [at]  gmail.com.