The joys of commanding more than one woman.
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.
A provocation on the Beijing subway.
When we must resort to the whip.
The Chinese art of “pulling noodles.”
The female students of a university class discover they are featured in a nude painting exhibition for which they never posed.
A distressing experience in a Beijing restaurant that keeps slipping back in time.
A Chinese English department grows ever more dependent on a foreign teacher found not to its liking.
The more is known about a Shandong woman, the more unknowable she becomes.
A visit to a Chinese home boggles the imagination.
A foreigner turns a Chinese girl on, a bit hastily, to LSD.
An orally induced tattoo has consequences for the woman administering it.
A sexbot needs returning to the shop for recalibration.
A hermaphrodite explains the Tao.
“I first saw her one spring day on my way to afternoon coffee near People’s University.”
“To seize the event, lock its meat and bones in my jaws and relax into the thing.”