☯ ISSTH Chapter 471 ☯

Yin Yang ChinaNegative: If you’ve ever read anything about expat life in China, you know that foreigners get stared at, pointed at, and publicly discussed in the way you would expect a Martian to be treated on the streets of the average city in America. Positive: 1) It’s great for foreigners who like to be the center of attention. 2) It makes it easy to start conversations and make friends. 3) There is nothing better than the priceless, shocked look on the face of a Chinese person after they stand next to you discussing you with their friends, assuming that you don’t speak the language, and then you turn and use Chinese to comment on their “observations.”

Chapter 471
Translator: Deathblade
Contributors: Madam Deathblade, anonpuffs
Proofreader: Lingson, MeeBoo, Yascob
Memes: MemeBoo
Meme Archives: joeljbright
Sponsors: Martin Schulz

Many thanks to Fellow Daoist Martin Schulz for bringing the third sponsored chapter of the week!

21 thoughts on “☯ ISSTH Chapter 471 ☯” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. I have been curious about this for a while. Mr.Deathblade, are you of asian ethnicity? If so, how is that different from chinese citizens?? I mean, if a person was of american or african ethnicity or even Indian, the differences would be obvious, but an expat Chinese and a normal chinese, how is it easy to say the difference with a look?
    i do not mean to be offensive or too inquisitive; I study anthropology too, hence my curiousity in wanting to know.
    Thanks for the chapter!

    1. I’m not of Asian ethnicity, unless you count having American Indian heritage on both sides of the family. Almost without fail, Chinese people will identify me as being a Foreigner, even though I have dark hair and eyes. I very rarely might be mistaken for being part Chinese.

      In most situations, Chinese people can almost instantly spot a foreigner. That’s especially true for people of African or Indian descent. They stick out even more than I do.

  2. “There is nothing better than the priceless, shocked look on the face of a Chinese person after they stand next to you discussing you with their friends, assuming that you don’t speak the language, and then you turn and use Chinese to comment on their “observations.””

    ^HAHA that’s the best. Nice on Deathblade. You teach those narrow minded people that non-Chinese people can know Chinese. I could just imagine that your popularity with them suddenly increased.

  3. That’s racist :c well it’s almost the same in all the world, when I went to sweetland they thought that I just speak spanish (latin spanish), but sudenly I began to speak germany… -.-

  4. Well, they also stare at me for being “beautiful” too. The term “head-turner” (or something like that…) originates from that 🙂

    Plus, if you are being stared at, then at least when you go to a pretty girl and try to talk; you won’t come out as creepy… 🙂
    Like Deathblade said, you have the “excuse” of talking about your observation of them staring… Once you get a lee-way, you can probe it slowly but surely open 🙂

    Like Archimedes once said “Give me a stick long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and i shall move the world.” 🙂

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