Lou Jing

TV Talent Show Exposes China’s Race Issue

From CNN: It all started with the lure of the glitz, the glamour and the dream of being China’s next pop star. But, as with many reality shows, Lou Jing’s instant fame came with unanticipated consequences. Lou Jing...

How Volleyball and Pop Have Shaken China’s Idea of Race

What does it mean to be Chinese? Isabel Hilton writes on how national volleyball player Ding Hui and reality show contestant Lou Jing — both children of Chinese mothers and black fathers — have sparked debates over...

China’s Black Pop Idol Exposes her Nation’s Racism

The Guardian reports on Lou Jing and racism in China: The 20-year-old daughter of a Chinese mother and an African-American father who left the country before she was born, Lou was a highly unusual entrant to Shanghai-based...

Can a Mixed-Race Contestant Become a Chinese Idol?

When Lou Jing, a 20-year-old Shanghainese woman, competed on a Chinese version of American Idol, her participation ignited heated discussion in Internet chatrooms, due to the fact that her father, whom she has never met, is...

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