Wang Jia, who blogs at WhyAMWF.wordpress.com, has just uploaded his TEDx Erasmus talk “Western Women, Eastern Men” and asked me to share it with you.
“Chun was someone I never thought I would meet. I always believed people were destined to meet and I thought this was the right moment. But I was wrong.”
The Love Stories of East German Women and North Korean Men in New German Documentary “Loved, Engaged, Lost”
When North Korea sent 357 men over to East Germany in the 1950s to train them, this lead to some of the most bittersweet stories of forbidden AMWF love.
Guest Post: How an American Woman Exchanged Rings, Bows and Hearts with Her Amazing Taiwanese Husband
“Marriage to someone outside my cultural group was one of the hardest and easiest things I’ve ever done,” writes Anne of her marriage to a Taiwanese man.
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.
“The nuclear secrets. I know you came here to steal from us…. You’re Chinese, I know you are,” he says quietly, triumphantly, like he’s got me checkmated.
“If someone had to tell me twenty years ago that I would be living in Taiwan and married to a Taiwanese man, I would have laughed in their face…”
White Canadian Alexandra thought all of the ignorant comments about her marriage to a South Indian man would end once they had a child. But they didn’t.
“I hope my Chinese boyfriend will someday…find a way to accept that his girlfriend’s income will probably always be more stable than his.”
An anonymous Chinese man writes, “We became an office tryst. Nobody knew what was going on between us. I liked the fact that secrecy added fire to our sex.”