a westerner's attempt to describe firsthand the undefinable qualities of China

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Pirated DVD Store

This place didn’t appear extraordinary at first, but I got a strangely devious feeling upon entering. Visiting this shop represents the epitome of my personal experience with piracy. It’s one thing to download a pirated movie, it’s another to buy DVDs on the street, but going into a permanent shop devoted entirely to copied copyrighted material is on completely a different different level.  A disproportionate number of cheesy movies and albums made it difficult to find any worth buying. Then again, there was this Kenny G album…