By Mitch Moxley
The tale of a tender man's outrageous adventures in China and his look for identification within the such a lot unforeseen of places.
Mitch Moxley got here to Beijing within the spring of 2007 to take a task as a author and editor for China day-by-day, the country's basically English-language nationwide newspaper. The chinese language financial system used to be booming, the Olympics have been at the horizon, and Beijing was once being remodeled right into a world-class urban in a single day. Moxley deliberate to stick simply in the course of the Olympics after which head again to Canada.
But that used to be six years in the past. In that point, Moxley fed a goat to a lion, watched a lingerie-wearing endure trip a bicycle, and crisscrossed the rustic writing tales. He additionally seemed as one in every of Cosmopolitan's 100 so much eligible bachelors in China, acted in a state-funded chinese language motion picture, and used to be paid to pose as a pretend businessman.
During Moxley's trip of self-exploration, his comedian adventures and misadventures in China gave option to the production of his modify ego--Mi Gao, or Tall Rice. A humorous and sincere examine expat lifestyles, Apologies to My Censor additionally depicts the methods a rustic can contact and encourage you.
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