November 3, 2007

Shenyang "Santa"
Santa In China, pt.1

This is the first post in an ongoing series on "Santa in China: Foreign Devils, Delicious Exports, and Cultural Revolutions."

The International ASLaN Society was founded in Northern China, in 1995, in a Province not far from the great city of Shenyang, where this picture was taken. At that time, as our research will show, the beginnings of the International Santa Cult were just beginning to come public in China (apart from the zillions of Santa-related products which were being manufactured there in factories).

In this picture, a lovely Santess is swimming in water so cold that it would permanently damage any male Santa's ability to have offspring. People in Northern China love to jump into the icy waters, a spectacle I saw once, but did not dare follow.

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