Memoirs of a Yangxifu: Most Popular Posts

The top 10 most popular moments, by views, in Memoirs of a Yangxifu — the story of love, cultural understanding and eventual marriage between one American woman from the city and one Chinese man from the countryside.

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Epilogue: The Destiny to Marry in China

In China, lovers are often said “to have the destiny to meet across one thousand li.” For my Chinese husband, John, and I, it wasn’t just one thousand li — it was ten thousand li.

In this entry, I’ll look back on the series, Memoirs of a Yangxifu, and also announce a new posting schedule for the blog.

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Chapter 83: Salad, But Not Safe

When John, my Chinese boyfriend, refused to eat my salad, that moment was a window into one major difference between our culinary cultures. In his village, nobody eats lettuce, unless it’s cooked.

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Chapter 78: Chocolate and Forgiveness

I brought my Shanghai neighbor chocolate, as a token of forgiveness — over a bicycle that I couldn’t park in her kitchen, which then got stolen outside — but never expected her to come back with her own sweet reply.

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Chapter 75: Buying Amway in China

My friend Chris had completely bought into Amway as a way of life, when he began working as a sales rep for them. But while I bought Amway vitamins, I wasn’t buying his sales pitch.

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