A look at how Chinese culture has responded to an ugly stereotype. Dating dynamics are always interesting to observe, especially the variances in how different cultures or people in different locations perceive certain behaviors or unwritten rules. This was a subject that interested me because it has come up in many personal discussions with friends both in and out of China and of varying cultural backgrounds.
I had a lunchtime discussion with another self-media personality — someone intimately engaged in the world of Chinese social media — on the cultural weight and importance of this topic.
For example, in the summer ofone story that ignited heated debate was when a Spanish man was filmed having sex with a Chinese woman in Chengdu. The page has been visited more than 7 million times. It sometimes feels like the fact that an interracial relationship can exist at all is a reason for anger.
Most people are at least superficially aware of the stereotypes associated with Chinese men and women.
Hollywood and other Western standards of beauty have seeped into the Chinese subconscious, thereby making foreigners seem attractive by comparison. T hey spoke about the influence of Hollywood second markthe fact that many single young foreigners tend to come to China 4: Perhaps the most crucial viewpoint is articulated by one of my participants at the end: It seems to me that society is still wrangling with stereotypes and perceptions, and figuring out what the proper response should be.
I am not sure how much my content has contributed to a Hookup a white guy for the first time discussion, but what is most important is that conversation can continue in an objective, rational, and maybe helpful way.
Victor Zheng is a Chinese-American who grew up Virginia. In China, he has acted in web series, produced videosand appeared on reality shows.
He hopes to use his experiences and media influence to strengthen mutual understanding between China and the rest of the world, whether that be through conversations at the gym or by dancing on Chinese television. Victor currently resides in Beijing.
Chinese girls in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong are definitely easy for white guys. If you are white and you cannot get hundreds of dates in these countries, you may as well turn gay since you are pretty much hopeless elsewhere.
On the other hand, Chinese women in these countries will vigorously defend that they are easy for white guys because of pride. Almost any white guy can have easy sex, then the Chinese woman will spend the next day justifying to him that she is normally a very conservative girl.
Perhaps only this time: It always happens in this order but sex is always easy — that is the bottom line. If a Chinese guy plays around and cheats on his Chinese girlfriend, no real special negative attention aside from the usual would be paid to him.
If a foreign man plays around with Chinese girls it becomes a big deal and all over the internet.
I really want to hang out with a western girl so that I can be envied by all Chinese men, just like the one mentioned above. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
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