But people who want to buy something exotic and ancient get all my scorn
(This isn't meant to be a criticism of Crimson Lotus at all, they just had a helpful page about gushu that I could link to)
Honestly, I don't really have the palate to judge, but I sure can spot unrecondite Orientalism
I think "gushu" is mostly bs.
People wanting to feel like they're taking part in something "ancient" are buying into this marketing
Maybe Gabriella Coleman too? But I can't find my copy of her book
Christopher Kelty does some good analysis in "Two bits". That's where I'm starting. But there must be lots more out there...
Question answered: it got fixed just in time for Wednesday 🙂
This is a tiny instance.