I Spent 10 Years in Asia and All I Got Were These Lousy Stories

| March 9, 2017


Translating for a Chinese businessmen looking to have a good time in Osaka’s sex district. Discussing the likelihood of North Korean soldiers masturbating while standing in the most heavily militarized border in the world. Desperately trying to prevent a drunken buddy making aggressive sexual advances on the fiancee of the guy whose party you’ve just crashed. Oh, and visiting a fake market in China. Because being a white guy in Asia is about more than just sex.

This collection of short stories sees a Brit from a small fishing village dropped into these situations…and more, as he tries to make sense of the crazy world that is East Asia.

After graduating college in his native England, Ryan J. King set out for the other side of the world to finish his education, both formally and informally – and boy, did he find it. Now, over a decade later, having studied in Japan and South Korea, and worked in China, he sits down and reflects on some of the strangest things that have happened to him during his time in Asia, with an intention to both entertain and to educate.


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