Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Painted Veils

The Painted Veil

As the internet in China comes slowly back to its senses, I come across two stories about Guangxi. One is the notice of a new movie starring Naomi Watts and Edward Norton. Based on a Somerset Maugham story, it is set in 1925 Guangxi, just a bit to the north of Liuzhou. Should you want to see the sort of scenery we have around here, then check it out. I have no idea what the movie is like, so don’t blame me if it’s garbage. Click on the picture to investigate the official website.

Seems Guangxi is becoming fashionable in Hollywood. See here.

At the same time, in an article entitled “A fairy tale in Guangxi“, the essential reading, Beijing based, Danwei website provides translations of some recent articles showing the less idyllic reality behind the veil in today’s rural Guangxi.

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