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How the book “Foreign Babes in Beijing” by Rachel DeWoskin is connected to post ethnicity

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How the book “Foreign Babes in Beijing” by Rachel DeWoskin is connected to post ethnicity
Rachel DeWoskin was an American citizen who arrived in Beijing in 1994 and had to go through several mediocre jobs before getting a chance to work with a certain international PR firm. However, she was introduced to the film studio with the duty of developing a drama series including several girls from foreign countries, and their boyfriend from Chinese, and the other families that they are to be connected together. Rachel was playing the role of a scarlet character under the name of Jiexi as the main character. Later, she fell in love with a married man from the Chinese community and they decided to move away together to start a new life in America. Rachel DeWoskin is a reliable narrator of another culture and this is seen in the way she demonstrates this complex story of friendship, honor, family, and differences in culture deeply. For instance, she is well versed with the Chinese culture, their language, and their traditions, as well as life in the United States of America, and her behaviors live and breathe (DeWoskin 69).
DeWoskin`s identity as an American evolve to include her experiences in China in various ways including being from a small society in Beijing believing them to be culturally insensitive jerks. However, she grows closer to the Chinese society, establishing more relationships with Chinese men. For instance, there are moments when she thought about the relationships that she used to have in America with her local boyfriends and what they were like in bed.
A cosmopolitan is a life of fun, fearless woman or a lady who desires to be among the best they can in all aspects of their lives. In this story, DeWoskin is a cosmopolitan woman who was after making ends meet. However, some of her Chinese friends such as her married counterpart, Li Tianming may not represent the cosmopolitan model. Another instance that does not represent or fall under the cosmopolitan model includes the female emancipation due to affluence, divorce rates, and the increasing number of women living outside matrimony. All these aspects lower people’s standards and dignity in life, thus making them not to work hard towards achieving their dreams.
There are a number of the cultural misunderstandings to come about near the end of foreign babes of Beijing. For instance, the language itself is difficult for the Chinese group; the entire drama is capitalized on misunderstandings. In the story, we are shown a certain foreigner presenting a clock to an elderly Chinese man. The man’s reaction was terrifying since to them, clocks represent impending death. According to the ending of the book, nationalism and culture-bund identity will one day become outdated. This is because the story was a manifestation of fundamental change. For instance, if the Chinese never had democracy, then they were free to seize its material trappings.
As China fights for global dominance, its culture has remained to be closed for most people. The story illustrates foreign women as open-minded and DeWoskin represents these women especially when she finds her married co-star primed to develop their fictional relationship into reality. DeWoskin`s character was far taken from day-to-day life. For instance, it demonstrated how the state continues to micromanage various aspects of the lives of its citizens. This can be seen when the lights in the lift in her apartment block put-off intentionally to make her trudge about eighteen flights of stairs. The locals were against her practice of diary keeping because they feared that their recollections might be used against them. 
Works Cited
DeWoskin, Rachel. Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China. New York,       NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. Print.

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