Why Yellow Fever Had to Go…

When I first went to China in September 2007 I was a short, stocky, average-looking white guy on the wrong side of 30. I’m still short, stocky and average-looking only now I’m the wrong side of 40. Truth be told, these days I’m probably more ‘stocky’ than I’ve ever been.

I was never what you would call a lady killer. But something changed when I went to the Middle Kingdom. Women there liked me. I didn’t even try very hard to get them. If anything, there were too many women, which brought its own set of challenges. It was like being handed the key to Pandora’s Box.

Did I open it?

Damn right I did.

I slept with more women inside the first two years than I had in my entire life up to that point. And the standard was much higher, if you know what I mean.

I wrote extensively about my exploits and sexpolits, publishing them in a book called Yellow Fever: Love & Sex in China. Within weeks it hit Number One in its category and became a legitimate #1 Amazon Bestseller. But boy, did I cop some shit for that title. It ruffled a lot of feathers, and melted more than a few snowflakes. I was branded ‘racist’ by a few culturally retarded Social Justice Warriors who would know, if they’d bothered to actually read any of the book, that nothing could be further from the truth. I love China. Especially Chinese women. That doesn’t make me racist, it actually makes me the obvious.

For those that don’t know, the term ‘yellow fever’ isn’t racist. As per the Urban Dictionary, it is: a term usually applied to white males who have a clear sexual preference for women of Asian descent, although it can also be used in reference to white females who prefer Asian men.

Still, damage was done, and I thought it might be a good idea to re-brand the book with a less controversial title. I eventually settled on This is China: Misadventures in the Middle kingdom. Plus, there were other reasons. There were a lot of stories and anecdotes I had to leave out first time around, either because they didn’t fit the narrative or because I plain forgot. Also, by the time I was finished I had far too much material to possibly cram into one book. The only solution was to break it up into a series, so that’s what I did.


The events, places, and dates described are, to the best of my recollection, one hundred per cent true and accurate. A little artistic license has been used with regards to names, the intention being to protect the innocent. And the guilty. I even changed my own name. Alex Coverdale is a pseudonym. If you read the books, you’ll see why I need one. Otherwise, it’s all true. I’m not proud of some of the things I’ve done. Suffice to say that at times, I might have allowed my little head to rule my big head a bit too much. It doesn’t make me a bad person. But with experience comes knowledge and maturity.


This is China: Misadventures in the Middle Kingdom Part 1 – The North and Part 2 – Hunan Province, are available now on paperback and ebook. As is my seduction clinic Dating Chinese Women – Tips, Tricks & Techniques. 



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