What decades of living in China have taught this American expat.
Chinese “face” and Chinese “apathy” reconsidered in dynamic relationship.
An openminded appreciation of the Great Firewall of China.
On the triteness of the “yellow fever” and “Asian fetish” clichés.
“Money is just money. But sexual companionship is priceless.”
A Taipei masseuse’s rare combination of expert technique and open-mindedness makes for the most intense of massages.
Hypnotic video of cargo ship passing down the Yangtze River in Wuhan at night.
The jostling voices and fraught sexual ambivalence of Anglo-Americans writing about China.
Putting a song on repeat is as logical to the Chinese as decorating the walls of a room with the same wallpaper.
Chinese cities happily gut their historical districts to rebuild them into cheesy simulacra which in turn will soon see the bulldozer.
When I asked students what they learned in their politics classes, they couldn’t even remember the names of the courses.
If it reclaimed its water system, Beijing could become a great city of canals.
When measured against other ancient civilizations, China is not 5,000 years old but more like 3,000-3,500 years old.
The sexual fees levied on hubby would compensate working wives for the housework they do on top of their day job.
Our distaste for the white piano stems from certain associated stars of the Easy Listening school (Liberace, Clayderman, etc.): music for people who don’t like music.