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  • Number of times I’ve seen other foreigners on the street: 11
  • Number of times my roommate Bing has pointed out other foreigners by saying “Look, more of your kind” with well-feigned contempt: 5
  • Number of times a Chinese person has told Bing that he’s practically a foreigner himself, what with the 10+ years he’s spent in the US: 1
  • Number of times I have made eye contact with a foreigner and smiled: 9
  • Number of times one of them has smiled back: 3
  • Number of times one of them has hit on me: 1
  • Number of times one of them has tried to get me to accept Jesus into my heart: 1
  • Number of times a foreigner has given me a death glare instead of smiling back: 6
  • Number of times a foreign has hit me with their bike: 1
  • Number of foreigners who have apologized for hitting me with their bike: 0

I have theories about this, but I’m not sure my Typology of Foreigners in China is ready for publication.

Cross-posted from Archives and Stuff.

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Date: 2013-09-10 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bakeneko.livejournal.com
I dunno, that data seems pretty legit to me.

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Date: 2013-09-10 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitsuchan.livejournal.com
Well, it's unscientific in that there's no control group and the sample is too small. We could call it "preliminary" instead.

How's MA?

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Date: 2013-09-12 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bakeneko.livejournal.com
Hoooot. But otherwise good :D How's China? Are you researching, visiting, working?

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Date: 2013-09-16 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitsuchan.livejournal.com
Research! Or, I will be, once all my visa paperwork is in and I don't have an excuse to procrastinate anymore.

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Date: 2013-09-10 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kamagrian.livejournal.com
Sounds pretty legit and similar here in Wakayama.

That foreigner death glare at other foreigners. I don't know about Beijing, but here, they have this attitude like they want to be the only foreigner ever here and so its like they hate not being this special snowflake, and it gets worse the more inaka the area is where you run into them.

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Date: 2013-09-10 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitsuchan.livejournal.com
Yes, exactly! I call it the "how dare you ruin my exotic oriental experience" glare.

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Date: 2013-09-15 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] benlehman.livejournal.com
I am sad thinking about the laowai death stare. So sad.

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