Brian Hennessy is an Australian author, educator, and psychologist who lived in China for 13 years. These days, he divides his time between Australia and China.
He has been a special school principal and a clinical psychologist in Australia; and a lecturer in Psychology at the Chongqing Medical University in China. He is also a Vietnam veteran (see his book,
The sharp end: My war in Vietnam).
Brian speaks basic Mandarin, travels widely within China, and is integrated into Chinese society. He has written about mental health matters for Chinese readers; cultural adaptation for expatriates; and Chinese society for his countrymen back home.
His book, Get China ready is written for Westerners who want to understand Chinese culture and manage cultural differences.
A more recent book, An Australian in China: Stories from the hinterland is a collection of sketches or snapshots of life in China today. Part autobiography, part travelogue, and part opinion, they offer a boots on the ground view of life in the hinterland that you rarely see on the news.
His latest publication is titled. Chongqing: an introduction.'It's a guide for visitors.
Brian is married to a mainland Chinese citizen, who is an assistant professor of Chinese language and culture.
Author's website: OzinChina.com