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Help me find a previously read travel essay about a Chinese haircut.
July 22, 2012 9:13 AM   Subscribe

Help me find that non-fiction piece about getting a haircut in China.

It was probably at least ten years ago that I read (and reread, and reread) a non-fiction piece about getting a haircut and accompanying head massage in China. It was incredibly detailed and ASMR-inducing. I believe it was in a book of women's travel writing. Sound familiar? I want to read it again!
posted by Wordwoman to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
This doesn't sound like the same piece, but here is an article from Harper's from 1996 about getting a haircut in North Korea.
posted by Juliet Banana at 9:18 AM on July 22, 2012


My wife is looking for it. She ask me "Does he read Chinese?"I guess meaning was the essay written in Chinese.
posted by usermac at 9:34 AM on July 22, 2012


No, it's in English, and it's written by an American visitor to China.
posted by Wordwoman at 9:36 AM on July 22, 2012


Does this sound right?
posted by acidic at 12:22 PM on July 22, 2012


Unfortunately no -- the one I'm looking for is longer and more detailed.
posted by Wordwoman at 12:51 PM on July 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


it wouldn't happen to be this fella, who secretly filmed his North Korean travels that included a hair cut
Vimeo video
posted by stavx at 1:03 PM on July 22, 2012


Sounds like it could be an excerpted from Jan Wong's Red China Blues, maybe
posted by peppermind at 3:11 PM on July 22, 2012


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