Thanks for your replies, everyone!
I’ve never heard of a gold card; so I’ll definitely look into it. I’ll also check out Tealit and the British Council.
I wear sunscreen everyday. Around 80% of visible signs of skin aging is the result of unprotected sun exposure; so covering up helps. Aaaand I did retire young - so I’m not, like, 65. In my case, it’s just because I have enough passive income to cover my modest daily expenditure (barely - haha). Doing nothing all day does get boring, however, after about a year …
Teaching in my area would be great! Anyone know of unis in Taiwan that have courses taught in English? I’ve only been looking through Times Higher Education’s website and most opportunities around the region are in China, Hong Kong and the Middle East.
I have been a bit concerned about age discrimination, actually. I applied for a secondment to a Chinese university a few of years ago, only to be told that they wanted someone who looks more experienced and authoritative. They ended up picking a colleague of mine, who’s barely two years older than me - but looks a lot older
By the way, my academic fields are industrial relations / human resources and political economy. But I’ve also got a little bit of experience in risk management and employment law. I worked at PwC before jumping into academia.
Thanks again everyone!