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Videos: “Sexy Beijing” by Anna Sophie Loewenberg

Sexy Beijing Videos

by Anna Sophie Loewenberg


In 1996, UC Santa Cruz graduate (Modern Literature), Anna Sophie Loewenberg, joined Volunteers In Asia, sponsored by Stanford University and was assigned to Beijing China. Once established and proficient in the language,  she founded a TV series entitled “Sexy Beijing“. With camera crew in tow and rechristened as Sui Fei, she plied the streets and alleys of Beijing asking questions about subjects that interested her. Hundreds of episodes later, her visionary work is known throughout the world and Syndic Literary Journal is pleased to present these selected episodes. – LeRoy Chatfield

Sexy Beijing: Sexy Christmas

Afterquake: Sala

From … One year after the May 2008 Sichuan Earthquake in China, the Afterquake music project has created music with quake survivors to raise money and awareness for the ongoing reconstruction.

“Sala” is a traditional Qiang minority song, but all the kids in Wenchuan seem to know it be they Han, Qiang or other minorities. They also all seem to know the dance. The kids called it a guo zhuang song (锅庄) which means that you dance around a fire while singing it. The vocals are by the girl in the video named Luo Shuang (罗霜), a 14 year old first year middle school student from Wenchuan County. She is Han ethnicity. Her mother appears at the end of the video, on the site where they are rebuilding their house, which was destroyed in the earthquake. The accompanying music was produced by Abigail Washburn and Dave Liang, of the Shanghai Restoration Project. The video was shot and edited by Luke Mines

Sexy Beijing: Double Happiness

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