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Isham Cook

American essayist and novelist based in China since 1994. Writing philosophy: downmarket, big concept, provocative, discriminating, outrageous. Ballard, Beckett, Borges, Dick, Kafka, Hesse, Melville, Mishima, Sade are influences.

The question of breeding (why foreign men get the “ugly” Chinese girls)

Tongue-in-cheek explanation (with more than a grain of truth) of why it’s so hard to land a Chinese beauty.