There are many issues that need to be addressed here.
1. There has been far too much discussion of personalities in this rubric and not enough discussion of facts.
2. Whether John O. is a bully or not, and whether is wife is Polish or not are subjects that indeed are not germane to the issue at hand.
3. Peizheng College truly is a case of the "inmates running the asylum". It is an avoid for nominally sane foreign teachers at all costs. There are three complete avoids in Guangzhou -- one is Alcanta; one is Baiyun, and the third is Peizheng and frankly, I am not sure that they are not all owned by the same crew.
4. Peizheng, at least the setting, is idyllic. The campus is truly gorgeous but it is remote. Guangzhou is quite a trek and even the neighbouring exburb of Huadu is a good trek. If one is an Emerson-like persona who enjoys sitting on a rock and contemplating nature, then the place is ideal.
5. Peizheng, at least some of the teachers, are just real fringe types. Real, real fringe types. One teacher, still there, who was decidedly a British colonialist a la 19th century, decided that Peizheng needed a "proper" English croquet club, with wickets, and lawn and the like. Why not raise a monument to Queen Victoria in the process?
6. Karl is vicious beyond vicious. There is no way around that. On a good day, he is at least palatable. On a usual day, his mouth runs to highly acidic, hence the revolving door of foreign teachers.
7. Really, to MESL or whatever his or her moniker here is, we don't need all of these flashes and salacious details about the inner workings of the place. It has, very unfortunately, a malodourous reputation, deservedly so or not. It does not seems to be improving with time and age.
8. As for one poster's comments that "he is sick and tired of all of this Peizheng bashing", well, frankly, that's irrelevant. While this one poster was very, very adept at intimidating all and many at the college, this is still the Internet, and here we simply don't care and our opinions will be heard, thank you very much.
9. Most importantly, to all prospective teachers in Guangdong, unless you want to walk through the gates of hell, avoid the place. There is no stability and there is even less civility. Guangzhou is a great, great city. There's a lot better out there.