Laowais in China: What are they up to these days?


Thought some of you might find this chart useful.



13 Responses to Laowais in China: What are they up to these days?

  1. English teachers are the lowest form of life in China.

  2. Hei_Bai says:

    Haha it’s true, English teachers are one of the lowest forms of life in China..

  3. zuo ai says:

    I call bullshit, there’s no way the “watching pirated DVD’s” section is that small. Also, I’d say punk documentarians are the lowest form of life in China, at least English teachers know their worthless.

  4. Yan Xishan says:

    zuo ai:

    Perhaps some of those DVD watchers are also “drinking heavily, trying to forget” or “being ripped off.”

    As for which life form is of less value, English teachers or punk rock documentary makers, this is quite a dilemma. I will have to leave it up to my readers to decide.

  5. MacKinnon says:

    Where would foreign university students fit in?

  6. I think a venn diagram would have been more appropriate. There will be many intersections with the heavy drinking. Is there anyone not filming a doco on the punk scene?

  7. And regarding the punk scene, it seems the Beijing Jazz scene is not doing so well from this pic I took.

  8. Yan Xishan says:

    Ah yes, the Venn. That might have been the way to go.

  9. jonathano says:

    Hey im teaching English at the moment (ive worked in IT and project management for years in China) and know some pretty hardworking and dedicated people. It is a job – I would say what you do outside of your work is worth a lot more than where you get your paycheck.

    Of course there are some worthless people doing it, and I am not too hyped on the Haidian university crowd myself, but try to show a bit of class and not make sweeping generalizations about groups of people you dont know.

    Pretentious “China Bloggers” have a bad rap in some circles as well 😉

  10. joe bono says:

    gee i must be the only laowai that enjoyed pirated quality dvd’s while ripping off the han to the tune of 187,000 dollars at 2008 rates. Have a nice day.

  11. ChampDog says:

    Where do you get this chart? What data that you based on? I just share this in my blog if you don’t mind. 🙂

  12. laowai says:

    It’s sad that none of them is actually studying Chinese 😦

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