Dr. Peter J. Glassman is an educator and author who has worked extensively in early childhood, elementary, and post-secondary education in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. Peter is the author of four books, and numerous essays on human creativity and society. He received his BA, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Dec 23

Moo Goo Gai Pan: The Story Of An Heroic Young Goose

    (With Lots of New Words for Young Readers to Discover & Delight In)  Our Tale Begins A long time ago in China there lived in Fujian Province an extroverted young bird named Grimaldi Goose. He was a keenly intelligent, exceptionally sociable gosling, equally comfortable in the air, on land, and in the water. …

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Feb 02

Melvin the Magnificent

Melvin the Magnificent The Tale of a Valiant Canadian Mouse – And magnificently we will flow into the mystic. Van Morrison Chapter One: A Young Rodent’s Dream Once upon a time there lived a tiny grey mouse named Melvin. Melvin resided with his family in Mississauga, Canada. They were fortunate rodents. They inhabited a pleasant …

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Dec 06

Life in China in the 1980s: Adrift With a Cormorant Called Kai

Oct 20

Incomparable: The Nobel Prize of Bob Dylan

  I got my back to the sun ’cause the light is too intense I can see what everybody in the world is up against      – Sugar Baby   The Nobel Prize for Literature at last has been awarded to the most important and most influential author of the post-World War II era.   …

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Sep 13

Identity & Society: Character & Consciousness in Pride and Prejudice & The Story of the Stone [红楼梦]

Identity & Society:  Character & Consciousness in Pride and Prejudice & The Story of the Stone [红楼梦] Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde   I. Consequence in a Story A Haunting Passage in a Brilliant Novel Cao …

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Feb 10

Foreign Friend: My Life With The Geniuses Who Made Modern China

  My new book is now available at Amazon: Foreign Friend: My Life with the Geniuses Who Created Modern China For a sample chapter and ordering information, please click: http://www.amazon.com/Foreign-Friend-Geniuses-Modern-1982-1989/dp/0692510478/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454949998&sr=8-1&keywords=foreign+friend+peter+glassman

Jul 06

The Boy Who Was Odd

Chapter 1. Oddball Benjamin learned he was Odd when he was in the fifth grade. He never had fit in well with other children. Especially with other boys. They thought he was too small, too clumsy, too gentle, and too bookish. Each year Benjamin grew, but every year he remained smaller than his classmates. Not …

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Aug 23

Robin Williams: The Anguish Of Identity

Man I’m just tired and bored with myself … Message keeps getting clearer Radio’s on and I’m moving ‘round the place I check my look in the mirror I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face – Bruce Springsteen, Dancing in the Dark   The Myth We Loved We did not love Robin Williams …

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Jan 31

In Memoriam: Lionel & Diana Trilling At Columbia University – With Guest Appearances By Quentin Anderson & Edward W. Said

You were the one who imagined it all, All those years ago.           – George Harrison This essay was originally written for EXPLORATIONS, and is dedicated to its editor, Maurice DuQuesnay: devoted guardian of the flame.                                    …

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Dec 29

Chichester Cathedral and the Meadow Bountiful: The Flock of Friends Who Saved the Humans Hideous

  Ms. Chichester Cathedral, Nibbling In Her Beloved Meadow Bountiful   Introduction In Which Our Heroine Is Given Her Name By Her Loving Parents Once upon a time there lived inside a hollow log in a hidden mountain meadow a wee brown chipmunk named Chichester Cathedral. Chichester’s parents had considered many other names: Cleo, Calliope, …

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