Prologue: Laowai 2004 1. Red Fever 2. Yellow Dust 3. China Daily 4. Certified Expert Foreigners 5. Dragon Gorge 6. SARS and Propaganda 7. A Captive Audience 8. Sky 9. The Campaign Against Youth Spiritual Pollution 10. Street Scenes 11. When Red Means Go 12. Hot in the City 13. Gaining a Name, Losing Face 14. Checking Out Acknowledgements
Boldly goes where no other book on China dares go: from hospitals and hairdressing salons to public toilets and lingerie parties, this is a young, fresh, vivid and compelling look at a rapidly changing country and culture. A fascinating glimpse inside modern China, and how government control and censorship persists, even as China undergoes rapid economic reform and middle class families go shopping at Ikea. This is Foreign Babes in Beijing meets the news desk. Category: Travel/Memoir
Kirsty Needham has been a journalist since 1994, and since 1997 a news reporter and feature writer for the The Sydney Morning Herald. In 2002/03, she worked as a freelance contributor to The South China Morning Post and in 2004 accepted a Medialink/ Australia-China Council fellowship to spend three months in China working as a journalist with the China Daily in Beijing.