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The Best Guest Posts on Speaking of China for 2015

(Photograph by Williams + Hirakawa, via

(Photograph by Williams + Hirakawa, via

One of the greatest joys of this blog has been opening it up to other voices and sharing fascinating stories and views from people around the world. I love running guest posts so much that my Fridays have become almost exclusively devoted to you – whether it’s your stories, posts, and questions or interviews with authors.

As 2015 comes to a close, I’d like to salute the top five guest posts on Speaking of China by views. And remember, if you have a great idea for a post that would fit this site, check out my submit a post page and contact me today.

#5: Everything Happens For A Reason (Even Finding Love + A New Life in Taiwan).
This lovely post by Constance of Foreign Sanctuary captures all of the wonder of unexpectedly finding a home and husband abroad. Even better, it comes with a sampling of Constance’s own photography.

#4: Will I keep my Asian surname? Am I Asian? Am I Western?
Serina Huang (a fantastic writer, blogger, mother and frugalista many of us know as the Taiwanxifu) opened up to us in this incredibly personal post, writing, “Now that I am no longer with my Taiwanese husband, I am beginning to rediscover and question who I am. Will I keep my Asian surname? Am I Asian? Am I Western?”

#3: AMWF TEDx Talk on Why Asian Male/Western Female Couples Are Rare.
Wang Jia, who blogs about culture, race and relationships at, asked me to share his talk with you — and it turned out to be a huge hit among readers.

#2: That 4th of July When I Met My White Girlfriend’s Racist Grandpa.
One of my favorite new bloggers this year was Big Asian Package — and this story he wrote about this encounter during a summer party got lots of comments and views.

#1: Fair to Say Asian Men Prefer White Women?
When Big Asian Package posed this question in his guest post, it really caught your attention — enough to make it the number one guest post of the year.

What were your favorite guest posts on this site for 2015? What voices would you like to see featured here in 2016?

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6 Responses

  1. Autumn
    Autumn December 25, 2015 at 11:27 am | | Reply

    Loved all these posts! Thanks for having such a diverse selection, Jocelyn.

  2. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary December 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm | | Reply

    Ah! Thanks so much for the mention!

    Merry Christmas, Jocelyn! Have a great holiday season!

  3. Wang Jia
    Wang Jia January 8, 2016 at 6:27 am | | Reply

    Thanks Jocelyn!

    With my blog coming out in November I certainly did not expect to be on the top 5! Thanks!! Hope you have a great start of 2016!

  4. BAP Blogger
    BAP Blogger January 8, 2016 at 11:14 pm | | Reply

    I didn’t know it was actually number one on the list!! I’m so flattered! Wow, okay, I’m definitely gonna have to think of some good guest post topics for 2016. I’m open to suggestions.

    1. BAP Blogger
      BAP Blogger January 9, 2016 at 12:04 am | | Reply

      My vanity for the year… I totally publicized this. Thanks to your readers for giving me a warm boost of self confidence in supporting the writing of my sincere and usually private thoughts.

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