Interview: Lost Laowai meets the Peking Duck

The Peking Duck himself is interviewed over at Ryan’s splendid site about why/how he left the US to came to Asia, why he left Beijing early in 2003, where he went next, how he came back at the end of 2006 and whether he has plans to leave in the future. I also briefly reflect on the state of the current government and what I’d like to see it do to improve. For those of you who don’t yet know much about your host and who have nothing more important to do this weekend, please be sure and have a look. I

Thanks to Ryan, who of course helped give this site the facelift it so badly needed last year, and for providing the opportunity to share with his readers stuff I normally say little about over here. Please do have a look.

[Note, at 11.30 the next morning: I wrote this post at 4am and meant to save it as a draft, to put up in the morning. Never blog after 2am. I edited it down.]
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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: 5 Comments

I sued to think that you are a big man with huge facial hair(possiblly bald), totally different from the phote.

Anyway, good interview. Good luck on your jobhunting

January 31, 2009 @ 5:43 am | Comment

“…one of the few shots I’ve seen that fully captures my classic good looks and the spirit of masculine, rugged individualism…”

I saw the photo and thought it was George Clooney.

January 31, 2009 @ 11:37 am | Comment

I edited those lines out, Stuart. I was in a 4am stupor when I wrote them and felt pretty embarrassed this morning when I read what I wrote! I was joking and then I realized some people have no sense of humor and they’d take it verbatim, as narcissistic self-infatuation.

FB, yes, it’s always sobering to see the people you interact with online – they rarely look like you’d expect. For the full photograph you can go here.

January 31, 2009 @ 11:57 am | Comment

“I edited those lines out, Stuart.”

Fully understand; I often tweak posts myself in the cold light of day.

No offence taken if my reply with the quote disappears.

January 31, 2009 @ 5:24 pm | Comment

Great fun getting to ask you some questions Richard, thanks for taking part.

February 1, 2009 @ 4:09 pm | Comment

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