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Peter lived for nearly a half-decade in China, including two as a Peace Corps volunteer, and is the author of Socrates in Sichuan: Chinese Students Search for Truth, Justice and the (Chinese) Way. It is the intention of his blog to foster the sort of intercultural understanding necessary for long term relationships.
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The Yin and Yang of China Travel (Yin Edition)

2531 Views | 4 Comments | 1 Articles | 3/24/2013 3:06:53 PM
Chinese culture is simply not suited to Buddhism. These are not my words. This is the sentiment of the Chinese scholar and government official Han Yu (768-824 CE), who had watched with trepidation as Buddhism, which had been introduced to China probably in the first century, steadily grew in popularity. To Han Yu, Buddhism struck at the very core of Confucianism and hence at the heart of China. While Confucianism emphasized the importance of the family, Buddhism saw the family unit as an obstacle to spiritual development. Hadn’t the Buddha abandoned his own wife and child in order to take up the life of a wandering ascetic? Read more…

If You See Her Say Hello (She Might Be in Shanghai)

3220 Views | 8 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/13/2013 3:32:06 PM
If you see her say hello she might be in Tangier / She left here last early spring is living there I hear Read more…

My Last Western Date in China

3826 Views | 12 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/4/2013 7:41:03 AM
“I won’t sleep with any man who can’t beat me at chess.” Read more…

My Last Blind Date In China

5582 Views | 14 Comments | 0 Articles | 2/9/2013 11:04:16 PM
“That’s it,” I said to myself as I watched her board the subway. “That’s my last blind date in China.” Read more…

Christianity and Sexuality, Part Two

4160 Views | 13 Comments | 0 Articles | 12/22/2012 10:51:17 PM

Christianity and Sexuality, Part One

6881 Views | 27 Comments | 0 Articles | 12/9/2012 2:12:36 PM
article about showering before sex that drew the ire of one particular member and the interest of several others, at least enough to get me to write a basic primer on the Christian view of sexuality. Even without the prior controversy, the topic seems like a worthwhile one on a site where Western men meet Chinese women. If a Chinese woman is going to become the life partner of a Westerner, she should know something about his traditions, in particular how his traditions have shaped his view of sexuality. Here, then, is Part One.> Read more…

Showers Before Sex

17123 Views | 46 Comments | 0 Articles | 11/21/2012 12:06:47 PM
This is a hodgepodge of topics I’ve stored away but have never been able to gather enough material for a column. Since each seemed inherently interesting, I thought it was time to throw them together rather than throw them out. You may disagree. If there is a theme (and I’m not promising) it’s that they illustrate small ways in which Chinese women behave differently than Western women. Read more…

The Spy Who Didn't Love Me

8432 Views | 22 Comments | 0 Articles | 11/11/2012 3:01:22 PM
This is a story I have been somewhat reluctant to tell. Or at least I have been thinking and reflecting on it for a while, not wanting to shoot from the hip and provide my first undigested comments on it. In any case, I have come to some sort out conclusions about this and I would be interested in getting some feedback. Read more…

Romantic or Sexual

5620 Views | 20 Comments | 0 Articles | 11/4/2012 2:48:09 PM
More than once I have mentioned the podcast “Chinesepod.” Indeed, by this point I think the least they can do is give me a free subscription. But I get nothing out of endorsing them except to say it is far and away the best online resource for independent online learning of Chinese. I have talked elsewhere about the value of learning Chinese for anyone wishing to date a Chinese woman (actually you shouldn't need me to tell you). But what is perhaps even more valuable about Chinesepod is the cultural lessons one learns from listening to the podcasts. Indeed, it is especially the times when they are not trying to teach you anything cultural that you learn the most about Chinese culture. Read more…

Now That I Have Your Attention

2525 Views | 2 Comments | 0 Articles | 11/2/2012 12:01:08 PM
Well, I really didn’t expect the sort of responses to the previous article, which riffed off of a personal ad I had seen online from a young American college student in Chengdu in search of sexual adventure, but that’s what I get for being intellectually lazy and only completing half a thought. My original intentions are revealed in the words from the John Prine song with which the original article began, “The Great Compromise.” On the surface the song is a simple sad love story about a woman who leaves a guy at a drive in theater to “hop into a foreign sports car.” In fact, the song is a scathing indictment of post-Vietnam American foreign policy, so scathing that Hunter S. Thompson chose the lines I selected as the epigraph for one of his more famous take downs of America. So for me, the tale of that woman was never, or at least not primarily, about the personal ad but about my country. I left the second part of the essay out because it seemed to me at the time that the first section stood by itself and made a point that might be lost when combined with the second half. It was a judgment call and I’m not sure I made the right one. But let me take the opportunity now to say what it is about the woman and that ad that struck such a chord and made me think of America. Read more…
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