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Highly recommended for those with an interest in Chinese culture or in how human sexuality shapes and is shaped by a society.
Furthermore, Richard's style, which has been honed over his years of blogging, reads very well, despite the amount of information crammed into every page.
Have not finished the book at this point (after 3 months) as I lost interest; find it highly repetitive with little/few interesting insights.
A non-academic examination of nearly every aspect of sex and sexuality in China, Burger is to be applauded for his extensive research and easy readability. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cloud
What ahappens to a society when the moral fabric is removed. "Behind the Red Door" is a very interesting read. Read morePublished 11 months ago by The Reading Turtle
Even after living in China for 5 years, this book taught me so much and never ceased to amaze me. I recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about this society that... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Josh Fairbairn
Very informative. Has it right on for the Chinese culture. To often books like this are one sided points of view. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alain Rigaud
I enjoyed reading this phenomenal study about how the people of the
world's largest country view their sexuality. Read more
A keen point of view into the awakening culture of a very young and old nation.
R Burger creating a window for the western world to try and understand the new China.
After studying classical Chinese in the 1980's and discovering not-so-veiled references to and euphemisms for sexual organs and acts from close to a thousand years ago, I was... Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Adam Najberg
An informative and stimulating history of sex in China. Allows the reader to understand how the past has shaped the present and how the "party" is addressing the issues going... Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by Biffski