Chapter 8: John is My Chinese Boyfriend

John becomes my Chinese boyfriend beside Hangzhou’s West Lake, when the night sky makes China forget we are a Western woman and Chinese man.

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Travel China with the Yangxifu: the Kaifeng Night Market

Travel China with the Yangxifu takes you to the Kaifeng Night Market — a reminder of the forte volume and flavorful delicacies of night markets that once blanketed China.

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Chapter 6: I’ll be watching you in China

Did your Chinese friend or lover ever charm you with their reliability — that they would be there for you, even to see your bus off? John, my Chinese coworker, was always watching for me, as his way of showing he cared.

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Chapter 4: The Embarrassment of Love in China

Sometimes love is so embarrassing in China, you have to laugh. I did when my twentysomething Chinese friends teased me about the possibility of love, with a Chinese man.

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Chapter 3: Shortcomings

I love my Chinese man, in all of his stature, now, but I had doubts when I first realized I was taller than him. Could I live with a short Chinese boyfriend?

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Chapter 2: My Chinese Matchmaker, Caroline

Did your Chinese friends ever play matchmaker for you? After a failed relationship with a Chinese man, Caroline was determined to help find me someone better — even if it meant playing matchmaker to me.

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