Who remembers Chinabounder, the sex blogger from Shanghai? He wrote about how easy it is to seduce Chinese women and bring them to the bedroom and play with them. It has been a while since the last time You could hear a story about him, now he seems to be back. An article in the British newspaper the Guardian features some news about this guy who claims he has graduated from Cambridge University. In this article the real name of Chinabounder is revealed to the public for the first time: David Marriott.
His sexstory blog called Sex and Shanghai had cause some disturbance among traditional Chinese people two years ago, when he wrote about his sexual adventures with Chinese women in the western oriented Chinese city Shanghai. For others he was just entertainment, but then his blog at some point became private and only invited people could see it. From that point most people forgot about him and his adventures and now, two years later, Chinabounder writes a new book called 50 Reasons Why China May Never Be Great.
While the topic of his original blog was quite interesting and I enjoyed reading it, his writing style was lacking at that time. Hopefully he improved. So far I haven’t read his book, but I consider to have a look at it in the future.
Although criticised a lot, David Marriot aka. Chinabounder did something right. Getting a book deal is not easy today, so his initial effort paid of. First he wrote a blog people would criticise. By doing this he branded his name Chinabounder. Now people know if he writes a book it will be controversial. People still prefer controversial topics or controversial viewpoints instead of boring mainstream. 12% of all visitors of Yolearnchinese visited my only slightly controversial article A Chinese Woman will improve Your Chinese so far, some people commented as well. While I didn’t expect that when I wrote the article in the first place, I’m very happy that I did. Lesson learned. Be Controversial.
Notice to self: Write more controversial articles!
I can hardly understand why people disliked Chinabounder’s blog, which is open to the public again. He only wrote about things that happen every day all over the world. Sex blogs exist in the western world, far more explicit that Chinabounder’s blog, however no one really cares. Maybe the Chinese just don’t want to tell anyone what’s going on inside the country. In China everyone, especially women, tell You they’re traditional. Maybe traditional means shy on the outside, wild on the inside. So far I can backup this theory by my small knowledge about Chinese culture.
You don’t believe? Hook up with a Chinese woman and see for Yourself.