Let’s face it, even in the Pearl River Delta where it feels like every other person is from somewhere else (or is dating someone from somewhere else) being a foreigner can still be tough. Did you get run off the road by an electric delivery van? Did the waitress from Sichuan mock your tones? Are you sure that’s really chicken?
But fear note intrepid Sino-naut…because a quick look back in the history of our fair region shows it could always be worse. A lot, lot worse. One of the good things about the annals of Chinese history is that it’s pretty easy to find an event which makes your horribly bad day seem like an afternoon shiatsu and steak. Such is the case with the Guangzhou Massacre of 889.