The more is known about a Shandong woman, the more unknowable she becomes
"Well, what happened?"
"Let me tell the whole story from the start. She's tall with glamorous movie star eyes, tits on the small side but a nice round set of hips. The first time we met she was wearing green army pants, the kind with all the pockets, a tight black shirt and sunglasses, which she took off as soon as we sat down…Continue
A Chinese English department grows ever more dependent on a foreign teacher found not to its liking
"How did you do that?"
"Watch again." Fifty students stood around him craning their necks - some standing on chairs - as the teacher moved three walnut shells around the surface of a desk. "Now look," he said, turning up each shell to show there was nothing underneath and putting them in a line…Continue
A distressing experience in a Beijing restaurant that keeps slipping back in time
"I like the decor here. Look at the designs lit up on the wall by a hidden projector, and the silver mobiles over there, suspended in space like birds or fish. Notice the rafters in the ceiling above lighted blue. And that big black-and-white peony mural taking up the far wall."
My date is ignoring me, swinging…Continue
The female students of a university class discover they are featured in a nude painting exhibition for which they never posed
To make the nude not look like a manikin, to make it vibrate with weight and hang with gravity, was mere entry level for any professional painter. But to embed light into the flesh, to render the nude not like a nude but a Renaissance still life with velvet bread, pristine…Continue