Olympian efforts to upgrade Beijing’s infamous public toilets by 8-8-08

Still traveling, but thought you might want to check out this beautifully written and meticulously researched article on one of everybody’s favorite topics by one of my favorite reporters.


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: 3 Comments

O/T, but has anyonese else seen this?

July 14, 2007 @ 12:20 am | Comment

Despite 2008, surely in this case “Augean efforts” would be the more appropriate classical allusion rather than”Olympian.”

July 17, 2007 @ 12:48 am | Comment

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