Zhang ziyi is dating
She became the first Chinese woman to marry a western man after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
Since then, Chinese women dating western men has gradually become a frequent phenomenon in China.
Even if she’s successful in her lawsuit, as she’s likely to be, a stain has been placed on her reputation that can’t easily be erased.
A scan of American sites that picked up the story shows a corrosive and disgusting array of hateful reactions: limericks rhyming Zhang’s last name with slang terms for genitalia, references to cinematic Asian streetwalkers (from Suzie Wong to Full Metal Jacket’s infamous “me love you long time” girl) and repeated snark about Zhang “selling her mizuage” – a reference to her star turn in 2005’s blockbuster adaptation of the book "Memoirs of a Geisha." In it, Zhang plays Chiyo, a young girl who’s been pressed into service as a maiko, an apprentice learning the geisha’s arts, which include flirtation, conversation and performance.
Zhang was married when he became involved with Gong, and did not keep the affair a secret. They can call me a bastard.” Their first collaboration was 1987’s , she said she discovered the illicit affair through Gong’s letter to Zhang.
Once, Zhang told Gong to call him one night, but she attempted to call him unsuccessfully for two hours.
Gong immediately assumed that Zhang was chatting with his daughter.
The most infamous rumor was the “telephone gate” incident.
Zhang and his daughter Zhang Mo (张末) often had long phone conversations.