I still love this piece from a former student of my journalism class at Tsinghua University who went by the name Patrick.
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Here’s another student memory I’ve kept from when I taught English in China over a decade ago.
Persimmons + Padded Jackets
“Thus, cyber love comes into being. Many people think of cyber love as so romantic, so true. It seems that more and more people are for it. However I want to say something different. The internet can produce the chance for two hearts to meet, in pure net, and there’s little truth.” One year of Chinese university life in 1999. Via Tank Magazine, read more
“Now we know the blackness of your heart”
I have a special affection for this clip because I was really young when I wrote it and definitely curious to see what would happen. Mystery solved: some derivation of the Ministry of Public Security detained me. As I recall, they looked pretty young too. We all had a fine time of it. I wonder how they’re doing now, if they’d want to go get a beer sometime. Via The South China Morning Post