China: Participatory gangster yarn

ESWN has translated extracts from one of the most popular forum posts on Tianya, entitled “My Seven Years in the World of Gangsters”. Ostensibly a memoir of someone who has now left the triad fraternity and is looking back on his experiences there, the fictive nature of the story becomes clearer as readers continue it via comments posts. As of March 19, 2006 at 00:45, there have been 1,729,215 page views and 21,584 comments, reports Roland Soong.

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