Women Writing

My sister Amy went back home to the USA today (yesterday) after a 2-week visit. I was left with a fresh slab of that particular kind of emptiness, separated once again from my entire family by that big expanse of water. And yet, a twinge of relief. I once again have some time to myself. Won’t be long before I’m very tired of all this time to myself, I expect.

Amy has agreed to write a guest entry or two to share some of her experiences in China. Should be interesting. She’s not much like me.

On the subject of women writing, check out the 21st Street Diary. Some guy found on anonymous woman’s diary from the 70’s, and he’s putting images of the actual pages online. It seems promising.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Da Xiangchang Says: January 30, 2004 at 10:11 am

    I read an entry from the “woman’s diary.” SNOOZEVILLE! What an empty-headed bimbo. I’m all for “women’s writing,” but it better be as good as “men’s writing.” I don’t want to look at second-rate crap and pretend it’s great stuff simply because a woman wrote it.

  2. Da Xiangchang,

    That’s nice. I liked it.

  3. Ray, you are an ass. I love you. Don’t change. 🙂

  4. Just to clarify:

    I’m advocating the 21st Street Diary, not Gravity Zero. I have no comment on Gravity Zero.

    Here’s a direct link to the 21st Street Diary entries: http://www.digitalshiver.com/blog/diary.html

  5. Da Xiangchang Says: January 31, 2004 at 11:48 am

    I was CRITICIZING 21st Street Diary, not Gravity Zero. The woman’s writing is as profound as week-old dog shit. “Television is very sexy”–give me a break! Even the her handwriting’s ugly.

  6. Hmmm, sounds to me like you’re confused, not sure how you really feel on the issue.

    Maybe you should start a diary to sort out your feelings.

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