A female blogger named Dai Qin (黛秦) has a blog over at Tianya that has attracted the attention of the Chinese blogosphere of late. Dai wears her literary ambitions on her sleeve: the self-styled “Kafka of China” (it’s in her blog title and heading), Dai uses her blog to promote her “serious works” of literature, including essays and novels. However, her notoriety is based largely on nudie pictures of herself — which for the most part, don’t reveal much, except for one picture — a black and white picture of her back, which includes a tantalizing inch of asscrack. And (to continue on in this scatological vein) this is when the shit hit the fan.
But that’s getting ahead of the story: We haven’t read her novels, including the rather long Yan Hua, which was written in serialized form and posted on the internet. It has garnered critical acclaim from reviewers, who shower her with compliments such as “I want to f*ck you,” “I want to make love to you,” “Can you show us your boobs?” and “Just saw your pictures, and even though you look little old, I’d still like to lick your pussy and make love to you.”
What’s the connection to Kafka? We think we’d have to read her works to answer that fairly, but according to Dai herself, there are “just too many points of similarities between Kafka and myself,” and especially since China itself is entering what she claims is a Kafkaesque age where the clash old and new produces feelings of angst, suffering, disquiet, nausea and _________ (fill in existentialist adjective here).
Shanghaiist has not been able to independently confirm or deny that this is, indeed, Ms. Dai’s bum that we see in the photograph. We are going to be busy reading Kafka so that we feel more justified when slapping upside the head pretentious intellectuals use the word “Kafkaesque” all the time.
Photo from Yahoo.