(From the publisher):
Mrs Kei-kung is a thoroughly modern woman and she introduces Kao-tai, a 10th century Chinese mandarin marooned in modern day Munich by his time machine, to the joys of modern sex and champagne. However everything else he encounters is not to his taste.
In his letters back to his friend in the 10th century Middle Kingdom, he expresses his horror at the noise, stench, and filth of 20th century civilisation. For him the inventions and conveniences of modern technology are trifles compared with the pollution and lack of order in a society where women (who have mountainous breasts) presume to talk and think like men. Yet he eventually does find some comfort in the mo-to shang dong (champagne) of which he drinks great quantities and in the arms of Mrs Kei-kung.
Original title: Briefe in der chinesische Vergangenheit
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Time Travel
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Literary Fantasy