Great post on a phrase I hadn’t heard before.
And let me take this opportunity to offer a few links to China-related blog posts I’m enjoying:
Mark’s China Blog on Peter Hessler.
Xujun’s excellent review of China 2013.
Custer on the Dalai Lama’s use of public relations vs. the PRC’s (truly a must-read).
Now that my big project is mostly over I’ll try to post more often. It was a big success, the only downside being I had to work out of Shanghai for a week and I find it next to impossible to relate to that city. I realize the issue there is probably with me and not with Shanghai; I’m sure if I spent more time there and got familiar enough with the city to find my bearings I’d love it as much as Beijing or Kunming. Well, maybe.
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.