China Radio International recently interviewed me and the piece, titled Married to a Culture Clash, is now up on their site. Here’s a snippet from their introduction:
Jocelyn Eikenburg had never really thought about going to China. But when her University’s English teaching program led her to the Middle Kingdom, the Environmental Biology Major fell head over heels in love.
Despite only seeking a distraction, she found her direction, career and husband John, a Chinese man. On her blog “Speaking of China”, she is now exploring her own and other interracial relationships, love in general and how it is sometimes quite convenient to have Chinese in-laws.
Living in China, it is fairly normal to see a Chinese woman in the arms of a Western man. The sight of a Western woman with a Chinese man however is still somewhat unusual and that’s definitely part of what makes Jocelyn’s blog so inspirational.
Also, for those of you who have wondered what my voice sounds like, now’s your chance to hear me, instead of just reading my words. Listen to the full piece here, and if you like it, share it. Thanks!