China’s Sex Revolution

This Sunday, I’ll take part in a panel discussion about sexuality and China’s on-going sexual revolution. An old piece I wrote a few years ago could just answer that question.

Writing Between the Sheets

Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Jemimah Steinfeld, Lijia Zhang | The Bookworm, Sun March 15, noon | BW15B

Sexual openness is still perceived by many in China as a toxic Western influence, or a flaw in moral character. Yet, increasingly, people are risking disapproval to embrace sexual liberty in its many forms. Why, and how? Join us for a discussion featuring Faramerz Dabhoiwala, author of The Origins of Sex; Lijia Zhang, whose novel Lotus focuses on prostitution in modern China; and Jemimah Steinfeld, whose book Little Emperors and Material Girls examines China’s sex and youth culture.

China’s sexual great leap forward

Lijia Zhang

Sunday 4 November 2007 23.48 GMT

One thought on “China’s Sex Revolution

  1. Dear Lijia,

    I am a family friend of Anna Merton and Yungyung Kan in Oxford. I moved to Beijing about 6 months ago and have been meaning to get in touch for a while. I will be at the Bookworm for this event tomorrow, so I will come and say hello at the end. I am very much looking forward to it!


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