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Collection Of Absurd & Ridiculous Books Published In China

A Chinese netizen recently posted a list of 20 ridiculous books on the Mop discussion forum that were all published in China and feature either absurd subjects or humorous titles.

Considering China is one of the largest book publishers in the world, there must be a market for everything, especially for fine works such as How to Beat Your Kids and Only Socialism Can Save America.

How to Recognize Yellow Songs

How to Recognize Yellow Songs
Note: “Yellow” can mean “pornographic" or "lewd” in certain instances.

The Road to Being a Successful Sanlu Person

The Road to Being a Successful Sanlu Person
Note: Sanlu was the disgraced milk manufacturer in the 2008 milk scandal.

The Method of Yin Yang Wall Suction Climbing

The Method of Yin Yang Wall Suction Climbing
Note: Refers to a Taoist martial arts technique. Unfortunately, the 壁 bi (wall) in 吸壁功 (xi bi gong, literally “suck wall ability/method”) sounds like 屄 bi (vagina/cunt), so this title becomes “Yin Yang Cunt Sucking Ability” or “The Method of Yin Yang Cunt Sucking”.

How to Become a Buddha.

How to Become a Buddha

How to Write Better than Guo Jingming

How to Write Better than Guo Jingming
Note: Guo Jingming is a popular author discovered to have plagiarized several of his works.

Couple’s Method for Vital Cultivation, Qigong Therapy for the Bedroom

Couple’s Method for Vital Cultivation, Qigong Therapy for the Bedroom
Note: Most likely related to Taoist sexual practices.

Asshole Culture

Asshole Culture
Note: A Chinese translation of the French “Stories of the Butt”.

Only Socialism Can Save America

Only Socialism Can Save America

How to Dispose of the Ashes of Those You Hate

How to Dispose of the Ashes of Those You Hate

Masturbating Heroes Anthology

Anthology of Heroes Shooting Airplanes
Note: 打飞机 (da fei ji, literally “shooting/attacking airplane”) is a euphemism for male masturbation, so the title can be read as “Masturbation Hero Anthology” or “Anthology of Masturbating Heroes”.

The History of Nose Picking

The History of Nose Picking

How to Beat Kids

How to Beat Kids

How to Sing Jay Chou Songs Well

How to Sing Jay Chou‘s Songs Well

How to Be a Good Dog

How to be a Good Dog

The Art of Serving the Cadre, The Advisor’s Guide

The Art of Serving the Cadre, The Advisor’s Guide

Peasants Going To the City, Guide to Avoid Getting Cheated

Peasants Going To the City, Guide to Avoid Getting Cheated

Chengguan Enforcement Practices

Chengguan Law Enforcement Practices
Note: The infamous “Chengguan Training Manual“.

Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il Flower Planting Guide

Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il Flower Planting Guide

Asia Erection

Asia Rises
Note: Chinese translation of “Asian Aphrodisiacs”. 勃起 bo qi, can also be read as “Asia Erection”.

Knowledge of the Party Handbook

Knowledge of the Party Handbook

Source: Mop

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Joe is a documentary producer and journalist based in Shanghai

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