Written by Yifeng Cai. It is generally agreed that the Reform in the 1980s drastically transformed China’s political, economic, social, and cultural landscapes. These reconfigurations vividly manifest themselves in Chinese people’s everyday life, including the sexual and intimate part of it. It is observed by many that there […]
Written by Yang Hu. Recent years have seen claims that a “national sex revolution” is well underway in China and that it has “has reached a point of no return”. But according to my own research looking at the views of people across China on sex, this is going too far.
Written by Yuanting Zhang. Sex remains a taboo topic in China, even as the country experiences rapid economic and social transformation. Bombarded by western pop culture, restless young Chinese are facing an upcoming sexual revolution without proper guidance. There have been several reports of soaring HIV/AIDs breakouts in […]
Written by Jue Ren. In China today there is a population of 200 million singles including over 40 million empty-nest youths. As the lifestyle in general of this group changes under a wave of individualisation, so too do the sex lives of these young people. Amidst this growing […]
Written by Lingling Mao. Three years ago in July 2014, GUO Meimei, a then Chinese internet celebrity, was arrested for involvement in illegal gambling and the sex trade. Three years on, when searching for GUO Meimei on Google, there are nearly 8 million items about her and still 1,415 […]
Written by Martin Thorley. On the 14th of July 2015, a video showing a man and a women having sex in the changing room of Beijing’s Sanlitun Uniqlo store was leaked online. The video quickly went viral, first in China and then around the world. As masses of […]
Written by Derek Hird. Xi Jinping has been variously termed an ‘alpha male’ in (and out of) a bromance with Donald Trump; a macho, Putin-like aggressor covetous of neighbouring territories; and one of several national leaders exhibiting chauvinistic ‘straight-man cancer’ (zhinan ai). Yet few column inches have been […]