The moment you’ve all been waiting for….

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These are the Beijing Bloggers themselves, plus a good friend of mine. (God, I look so serious!) To find out who’s who, you’ll have to go here, from whence I stole the photo.

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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.

The Discussion: 8 Comments

That is one of the most frightening group photos I have ever seen.I can’t workout whether it is a serial killers convention or a meeting of UFO spotters!

(all in good fun of course)

December 10, 2003 @ 1:30 am | Comment

It is pretty piss poor.

I blame the lack of alcohol.

December 10, 2003 @ 6:02 am | Comment

I found this description of the names confusing … left to right top to bottom means what? So is Richard the guy seated in the middle? Or have I got it wrong?

December 10, 2003 @ 11:32 am | Comment

I’m the weird one, looking inexplicably and inappropriately stern, seated in-between Ben and Emile, the European artificial intelligence genius. Hovering above are Brian (the tall one), then to the right in the dark shirt is danwei’s Jeremy, and ever-so-cool Adam poses casually on the far right as he dreams of appearing on the cover of GQ. Way off in left field is Brendan, the foppish dandy and something of a rebel, the one who arrives late and drives off on his Harley. To my left is the token Asian, Ben, the suave advertising man who will one day be rich and famous.

(Please guys, don’t take offense at any of my poetic license in describing you — all in good fun, with only a modicum of truth thrown in for balance.)

December 10, 2003 @ 3:46 pm | Comment

Christ, I thought it was an old photo of the chess club from my ol’ high school year book. Seriously, wish I could have come, but I have a contract here in hell, which is twelve hours away from Beijing. Hope y’all got laid, or something….

December 11, 2003 @ 4:39 pm | Comment

My god, that is a shockingly bad photo. I blame the waitress. It’s her fault I look like a tool.

Adam – I had no problem whatsoever with the lack of alcohol there, but that was probably because of my newfound Saturday-morning repentance.

Richard – you forgot to mention the part where I had to beat off hordes of screaming girls!

December 11, 2003 @ 8:11 pm | Comment

I’ve never seen this photo! It’s like a bizzaro world version of Reservoir Dogs! It’s great, oh man this made my weekend.

January 9, 2005 @ 5:17 pm | Comment

[...] people and was quite a night. It was the fifth in what by then had became a kind of tradition. (Go here to see the photo of the very first one, a lunch, and see who you can recognize – too bad the photo’s microscopic.) I’ll post updates [...]

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