– the gentle power of the long-sighted feminine East that holistically perceives the world’s interconnectedness of all objects, and that cultivates and appreciates them in order to balance the relations among all things.
Started in 2005, China Love Cupid is part of the well-established Cupid Media network that operates over 30 reputable niche dating sites.With a commitment to connecting singles worldwide, we bring China to you.According to him, Chinese girls are more accepting of one night stands and brief affairs.Photo: xingnawei And likewise, Chinese girls repay their western suitors with equal enthusiasm.And it’s not just the older chaps that are at it – most of my younger male friends have, at some stage, taken up with local girls.
There’s even a saying in Mandarin along the lines of "an old bull eating green grass" (老牛吃嫩草) which describes the situation exquisitely. Asking around, I’ve discovered that the reasons are as manifold as the couples.
(If my better judgement hadn’t prevailed, I would have guessed she was a pre-teen.) My friend and I glanced around uncomfortably, wondering if anyone else was witnessing this display. At one point, a collective gasp rose, as the girl was seen to lick the eyeballs of her corpulent swain.
Photo: peruisay My friend and I looked at each other in horror. "As if he’d get anyone as cute as her back home." "Or as young," I added. The sight of a mature laowai with a nubile young Chinese girl on his arm is as common in Shanghai as Haibao.
Or, at least that is what they aspire to do, not only in China, but in the whole of East Asia. On a philosophical level, the idea of a masculine West and a feminine East that transcends all human experience and forms a sense of liberation and harmony – Blaise Pascal called it or ‘wisdom of the heart’ – is a popular concept of dualism, also evident in yin and yang (阴阳): the feminine or negative principle in nature, or moon, and the masculine or positive principle in nature, or sun.
To put this into socioeconomic perspective: In an international world, Ms. Jim Garrison, in his , took this duality to the most profound level when he analyzed today’s gender politics using folk wisdom and mythology (Garrison, 2000).
On the contrary, I do believe that in our modern world, civility will prevail over barbarism.