Saturday, September 24, 2005

Da Shan [Mark Roswell]


Da Shan [Mark Roswell], originally uploaded by jiulong.

He's an annoying Canadian who speaks perfect Chinese and is the most famous foreigner in China.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

China's policy of occupation and oppression has resulted in no more or less than the destruction of Tibet's national independence, culture and religion, environment, and the universal human rights of its people. China has broken international laws and routinely violates its own constitution by inflicting this destruction, yet time and again goes without punishment.

Anonymous said...

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Bloody Biased American who knows nothing about China

Anonymous said...

Hey, do you have more information about Mark Roswell? He speaks perfect Chinese, it's kind of interesting...

Thanks

Michael W. said...

No I don't but you can find out about him through reading the archives of the China bloggers. he's a Canadian who became famous in China for taking part in the xiangsheng crosstalk comedies on TV - ie speaking Chinese double act. He now plugs all kinds of stuff on Chinese TV. MOst foreigners find him annoying because he's the only foreigner many Chinese have ever heard of, and he has kind of become more Chinese than the Chinese - bit of a performing "tame foreigner" clown act about him.

Anonymous said...

He's a Canadian, Went to a good school, university of toronto, lives in Canada mostly, but doesn't show up in the canadian media at all and provides only very opaque comments obout the chineese people, I see him alot like a chineese Jim Carrey or Mike Myers, bringing the canadian Comic tradition of Funny faces and annoying posture (which canadians refuse to recognize as thier most valuble cultural exports) to the rest of the world.

Anonymous said...

I often watch CCTV English and really do not understand the popularity of Mark Roswell. He is not funny at all. At least not by Western standards. I only assume comedy is much different in China than it is elsewhere. Although I have seen some very funny Chinese movies. Then again, they were actually Hong Kong, with is not like main land China at all. Either way, I really dont understand the huge fame he has in China.

Michael said...

I think he's popular because he's more Chinese than the Chinese. I think Chinese peple are flattered that someone could transform themselves into someone like themsleves.

Learn Chinese said...

i just knew he is the most famous foreigner in China. I watch him on travel in China CCTV 9.