On a quest for enlightenment and adventure, British journalist Alex Coverdale spent almost six years as an English teacher in China. During that time he lived in Beijing, Tianjin, Changsha and Xiangtan, and travelled from inner Mongolia to Hong Kong. Along the way he dug for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert, ate snakes, had dealings with Chinese gangsters, and found himself under room arrest at a Moscow hotel. He saw things he never thought he would see, and did things he never thought he would do, developing a deep affinity for China and its people. Over time, he fell in love with the unique culture, the colourful history, and the country’s vibrant, infectious energy. Most of all, however, he fell in love with the women.
This book charts his adventures and misadventures as he explores the Chinese dating scene with surprising and often hilarious results. If you have any interest in China, teaching English abroad, or the dynamics of cross-cultural relationships, this book is for you.