Chapter 21: A Foreign Face in Beijing

As a foreigner in China, sometimes your “foreign face” is your most useful asset. When my company attends a conference in Beijing, they bring me along, because my foreign face makes them look more international.

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Chapter 20: The Forbidden Heart of My Ex-Chinese Boyfriend

When Frank, my ex-Chinese boyfriend, and I were forced together against our will — attending a conference in Beijing — he used language to create distance, making his heart as fortified as the Forbidden City in Beijing once was.

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