I am in Xi’An now. Due to impossibly slow Internet connections and other headaches I will be posting infrequently for at least the next few days.
Leaving Beijing two days ago was like an escape, as though I were climbing over the Berlin Wall. I can’t go into all the frustrations and agonies of my last couple of days there. I’ll try to get back to this soon, but chances are there will be no opportunity until Wednesday. Thanks.
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.