Guest Post: My Relationship Ideals Were a Smorgasbord of Western & Eastern Values, All Torn Down by Him
Jocelyn Wong writes, “I didn’t realise I could compromise my core values for a man. But what can I say? I was stupidly in love.”
in China, I found the sexiest men that I’d ever known. It took crossing an entire ocean to realize that my assumptions about dating in China were a lie.
“‘Why ever did you move home?’ said a doctor I saw at a clinic last October. It is a question I’m still grappling to answer,” writes Marissa of Xiananigans.
Ray Hecht — who I interviewed earlier this year about his new memoir — just interviewed me on his blog. He asked me about how I came to China, my biggest challenge, how I got into the anthology How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?, the China-centric authors I enjoy, and what I’m currently working […]
Autumn Ashbough once wrote in the comments here, “I think Jocelyn’s policy on comments is ‘Be civil, or be deleted.’” Wow, she pretty much nailed it. But more importantly, her words made me realize I’m long overdue to post a public commenting policy after blogging for more than six years. So here goes — I’ve […]
In Beijing’s Sanlitun area, a Chinese woman just married to a French man was stabbed to death, and it’s a confirmed hate crime. Should we be worried?
Interview with Yuta Aoki on “There’s Something I Want to Tell You: True Stories of Mixed Dating in Japan”
Yuta Aoki’s new book shares the stories of 15 different people spanning 8 nationalities who dated Japanese locals, and explores the cultural dynamics.
Yes, my marriage to a Chinese man has taught me a valuable lesson — that Asia is not the great, united, happy family (as some Americans might believe).
“I’ve given some thought as to why I assumed I’d never find a man to date in China, an assumption that many western women living in Asia seem to make.”
Last Monday, I wrote about how wedding anniversaries aren’t a big deal to my Chinese husband. But not birthdays — especially my birthday. We just celebrated and, once again, he approached as if it were a national holiday. John still loves coming up with what he calls “birthday programs” for my special day and this year […]