“[Jocelyn Eikenburg is] a smart and funny and a beautiful writer, and if you don’t know about her and her blog Speaking of China, then you are missing out.”
Jocelyn Eikenburg is one of the most prominent voices on the web for Chinese men and Western women in love. Married to John/Jun, a Chinese national from Hangzhou, Jocelyn has grown a following through her offbeat stories and advice about love, family and relationships in China.
Her essay “Red Couplets” was published in March 2013 in the anthology Unsavory Elements alongside some of the biggest names in the China expat literary world including Peter Hessler, Simon Winchester, Michael Meyer, Deborah Fallows, Alan Paul, Susan Conley and Jonathan Watts.
She found her passion for writing — as well as her true love — while living and working for five and a half years in China, including Zhengzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai. A Cleveland, Ohio native, Jocelyn is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is currently at work on a memoir. She hopes to one day finally master the most uptempo Jay Chou songs without missing a beat.