Sunday, September 14, 2008
Gay Tibet on Gay Beijing
A reader pointed me to the blog China Book Reviews and led my joyful discovery of a (seemingly unlikely) "colleague" of some sort. Jason Lee's latest review is on James West's Beijing Blur, which describes
's gay scene. A well written review. You should also read the comments under it. It's kind of amusing that a Chinese shouted "only you westerners and sickos attracted to gay books. stop polluting our china!" (Is "li" a real person? I can't believe anyone is still so ignorant out there.) But it gets even more interesting when a reader named "Gay Tibet" turned the discussion around to Beijing topics, topics that we outsiders kept arguing about without any real basis. So we may as well read and listen to some first-hand observations, and see the complexity.