I recently wrote a piece for Tea Leaf Nation about the box office hit, “American Dreams in China” and what it says about the Chinese Dream, particularly in response to some discussion in the US about whether or not the Chinese Dream is like the American Dream.
See the article HERE.
Thanks to the TLN team for great edits, inputs, and the opportunity to share my thoughts.
hahaha … great little post by 300 shots – funny take on life in China, whoever he is!
Any Beijing resident, if he or she is determined to embrace the imperialist America, can sell their apartment and immigrate to the US without a hitch. In theory, any person who owns an apartment within Beijing’s 4th ring road is a potential American citizen. With that amount of money, who would be so stupid as to pay a premium to buy low-quality real estate in a city where the air is unbreathable and the traffic is so bad that you cannot drive faster than 15km (about 9 miles) per hour? Not to mention that when bulldozers rumble [to demolish one’s property], even the Super Girl and the Sister Fairy will have to make way.¹
via Chinese Dream: To Become the Father of an American, by Jia Jia.
Wrote another piece for China Personified, this time detailing some experiences I’ve had with the widespread problem of trash in China.
Long time since I’ve done a post but I promise to remedy this over the next few days.
Recently wrote a new post for China Personified, discussing female beauty in China and the issue of fat shaming, self consciousness, and respect for appearance diversity.
Hope you enjoy it: http://chinapersonified.com/fat-shaming-in-china/
I recently wrote a story about Surfing in Hainan for China Personified. Here’s the version.
Major point of clarification: The coffee on Hainan Island is grown by a group of ethnic Chinese Indonesian refugees who were resettled on Hainan Island after being rescued from anti-Chinese pogroms a few decades ago.
2nd point: Freedom in Chinese translates as 自由(pronounced “zi you”)
Disclaimer: NO real names are used in this post, as always, for purposes of privacy.
If you’re interested in learning more about Sun Moon Bay Surf Club, see this article on CNN travel that does a pretty good explanation of the area in English.