Whether you’re into Asian dating or just enjoy dating in general, you will need to come up with some interesting conversation topics. Depending on the type of girl you like, you might need to stimulate her intellect by discussing the latest books.
Well, we’ve got one for you: The Seventh Day by Yu Hua. You might remember Hua’s previous collection of short stories, Boy in the Twilight, about a dim-witted man who can barely remember his own name.
Hua’s latest work, The Seventh Day, offers a playful – sometimes dark and disturbing – look at modern China. The novel follows Yang Fei, a recently deceased 41-year-old man who has been instructed to attend his own funeral, which he ultimately skips.
Through the 213 pages, we see Fei meet other recently deceased individuals on his quest to find his father. Along his journey, we also get a glimpse of how his life was: incredible, sad, lonely, and so much more.
The book is a challenge for many readers because of its complex structure, but it also subtly touches on issues seen all to often in modern China: wanton greed in an increasingly consumerist society, social divides, and nepotism. However, it also shows China in all its glory: the kindness of its people, its beauty, and its culture.
If you’re an intellectual and into Asian dating, Hua’s latest book might be right up your alley. It will certainly make for some really interesting conversation!