Who knew Changsha had such to a vibrant nightlife? Certainly not us. Photojournalist Yang Shuhuai (杨抒怀) of the Xiaoxiang Morning Post (潇湘晨报) recently spent time inside and outside of clubs along Changsha’s Jiefang Xi Lu (which translates as West Liberation Road), to capture a variety of nightlife ephemera, including dancefloor beauties, bathroom funny business, hookups, and the downtime hours of China’s own G-String Divas. Oh, and a little bit of vomit too, for good measure.
And in their own separate photo essay on nightlife, People’s Daily waxes lyrically on the post-modern poetry of going out:
At night, the young people living in China’s great metropolises cannot wait to find an outlet for the stresses accumulated in daily life, such as confusion, bewilderment, anxiety and helplessness.
This outlet may be a dance floor or a bar. Sweating profusely can carry away the fatigue of reality, and drinking a glass of stiff whisky can wash away boredom. But nothing will be changed. Everyone knows that all people will return to their normal selves when the sun rises.
Well said, state-run mouthpiece.You obviously have your finger on the pulse of China’s youth. Big up to the Hunan Massive!
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Photos from Yahoo China.