Sometime this May there appeared a weblog called Sex in Shanghai , detailing the adventures of a British expatriate seducing various ex-students from his English classes. The blogger, who called himself chinabounder, was in his mid-thirties and had been living in China for five years. His sexual experience prior to moving to China had been limited to one long-term relationship, but after initially shacking up with a woman in Shenzhen he had decided to take full advantage of his new circumstances and start increasing his bedpost notch count in earnest. He was not the first Western guy to treat China as his own personal sexual buffet. The love handles metaphorically shrink, the hairline advances, teeth straighten, previously soupy eyes blaze with a new rakish light.
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Rumors a bound ed, with the rather weighty Sydney Morning Harold reporting that it was all a hoax created by a group of performance artists looking to draw attention to the mob mentality of the Chinese Internet. As reported by fiLination , the Chinabounder has started posting again and has resumed with what is sure to be a racket:. Her presence fills a room and her absence empties it. I want to know her, know what her life is, who she is, how, what she thinks. He smashes her head against the desktop several times, hard, brutal; she falls to the floor. He kicks her, thick, heavy blows from his feet into her stomach, her ribcage. He jumps on her, kicks her head.
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Women hide their faces as police raid an entertainment venue in Beijing, China suspected of offering prostitution services. In the new novel Lotus , Chinese author Zhang Lijia gives a window into the lives of these women by following the protagonist, a young woman from rural Sichuan who migrates to the coastal boomtown of Shenzhen, as she ends up servicing men in a red light massage parlor and navigating the travails of her profession and urban life. Though the novel is fiction, Zhang drew on years of interaction with sex workers she got to know as a volunteer for an NGO that assists them with legal advice, education, and other support. In this interview with Asia Blog , Zhang discusses the real life women who inspired her novel and how the economic and gender dynamics in China have given rise to the country's massive sex industry. Quite a few women I interviewed worked very hard on production lines in factories for very little money.
Two China-based bloggers have found the secret to generating more page views: sex sells, and Google helps readers find it. Hong Kong-born Soong translates articles from the Chinese media into English, often giving Western media their first look at events and trends in China. Soong believes that two sex-related stories put him on the blogging map: one about Chinese blogger Mu Zimei, whose blog has described her sexual activities in detail, and one about the Hong Kong trial of two men who ran an online prostitution guide and the law under which they were prosecuted.