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I think I mentioned before that a MySpace friend recently moved to China to pursue her dream of living there, learning the language and finding love.

Needless to saying she’s living and loving it.  When she gets a breather she posts updates but they are far and few between.

So, I will have to ask her about two articles I came across the other day.

Is Lou Jing a bird in a guilded cage?

Is Lou Jing a bird in a guilded cage?

The first is Euphoria Luv’s link to a Time  magazine article about a young Blasian (African and Chinese) girl competing in China’s version of American Idol.  The young lady had been getting worldwide buzz not because of her pretty voice but because she is obviously biracial in a monoracial society.  To make matters worse she was conceived through an affair her mother had with an African American male who soon left the country (reasons not revealed).  Then to top it off her mother was married to a Chinese guy at the time who left his wife when the child came out looking obviously black.

Yeah.  Damn.  If the Guiding Light was kicking out a story like this maybe it would still be on the air.

Her story brought attention to the show but in an ethnocentric culture it also brought out the racists with people reproving Lou Jing’s dark skin over the preferred fair coloring and objecting to her participation because she of mixed race, not full Chinese.  They even disparaged Lou Jing’s mother for her infidelity.

“As China continues to open up, this kind of phenomenon will become ever more prevalent,” says David Zweig, a professor of humanities and social sciences at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to Time Magazine. “This is part of the process of internationalization, but we can only hope that Chinese people, including netizens and the people whose views tend towards extremism, can come to accept that there are many mixed-race people, both in China and worldwide.”

I hope this story continues with an addendum on this side of the world, maybe seeing Lou Jing come to the U.S and gets reunited with her father and her mother getting the back child support she is long overdue.

Another story I found on China with a link to KDS Life.   What is the gist of the story?  A Shanghainese man riding the commuter train with his black girlfriend.

Really.  They have nothing better to do than to spy on a lovely couple enjoying their morning train ride?  Maybe they should just learn to ride the wave because with Chinese men outnumbering Chinese women intermarrying with different races may be the fastest way to bring balance back.  Ethnocentrism be damned.


Written by rentec

28 September, 2009 at 4:52 am

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  1. nothing changes


    30 November, 2009 at 12:32 am

  2. and the big deal is what again?
    seems as if the folks in china are a bit backwards

    propaganda press

    11 December, 2009 at 12:35 am

  3. Actually… the tides are starting to change.. As I teach here in China, I speak to many youth and young adults and they seem to have a more open-mind about the mixing of the Chinese race. It is the older more traditional Chinese that have a problem with it. But their numbers are lessening. As for the young girl on the idol show… She actually made me laugh because when asked “how come your chinese language is so good?” she replied… “wouldn’t I speak my mother’s language? I am Chinese.” And she had the look on her face like .. was priceless. Unfortunately, the girl could not sing very well. And got voted off the show after only 3 weeks.


    31 March, 2010 at 11:33 am

  4. Now, you know you are the friend I was referring to at the beginning of the story, right?


    1 April, 2010 at 9:38 am

  5. Yes (smile) I know… that is why I thought I should post something… I always support my friends… and thanks for the referrals to my website….


    15 April, 2010 at 3:44 am

  6. Sardonic Sista, please get your facts straight.

    The girl’s mother wasn’t married. She was single – and met a black foreigner that she liked.

    This business about the mother having been married to another man at the time is all a lie generated by racists.

    Ari Kantal

    3 May, 2010 at 11:54 pm

  7. Most of us mean you when we are talking about our friend who moved to China. lololol.


    19 May, 2010 at 7:51 pm

  8. I’m writing from Beijing and here is a short video on Lou Jing

    Last I heard, Lou Jing and her mother were sponserd by a powerful American media head, and were granted a visa to the USA because of the racial prejudice she suffered in China after appearing in the show “oriental angel”.


    3 November, 2010 at 4:50 am

  9. so they fled to the US to escape racism?
    Waha ha ha ha ha ha hAaaaaaa hawha hw haahah !
    i’m sorry.
    How are they doing now?


    4 November, 2011 at 4:40 pm

  10. @Edwin…. No…actually… they were getting death threats…. and her mother was being denied jobs… they went to the US for safety and because she is offically American….since chinese government doesnt recognize different races as chinese citizens.


    14 November, 2011 at 1:03 pm

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