10 years as a lost laowai: where have we been, where are we going?

It’s been well over a year since the last post here at Lost Laowai, and for that I probably owe an apology. Which, admittedly, is an odd way to start a post touting the fact that Lost Laowai has been in existence for 10 years this month.Read More

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The 7 Year Laowai: Part 7 – Safety

I had an English class once where this girl interrupted me to ask what I thought of Japan, and without waiting for an answer, proceeded to tell me that Japan had killed many Chinese people, that they hated China, they were jealous of China. Then she went into Korea. Korea “stole our culture”. You’d think imitation the sincerest form of flattery, but not this girl.

I didn’t know what to say. On one hand, listening to this recorded message, it dawned on me that I was 12,000 miles away from everyone and everything I had ever known…and that according to some people, this, this, blind allegiance, blatant censorship, and self-checking all in the name of “harmony”…this is the next superpower.

On the other hand, she was speaking. I take what I can get.Read More

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Lost Laowai Blog Address Update

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Lost Laowai blog‘s address has changed ever so slightly. Though all the old links and feed will be automatically redirected, should you wish to update your bookmarks and RSS readers, the new addresses are: http://www.lostlaowai.com/blog http://www.lostlaowai.com/blog/feed/rss UPDATE: http://www.lostlaowai.com/blog/feed Again, all links should automatically redirect even …Read More

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