Stories about life, love, and travel in China, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
For some Chinese men and Western women in love, a big question looms over their relationship — where should the couple live and work in the world?
My Chinese family, including my husband, prefers that I stay around the home here in China. They say it’s for my safety…but it’s for theirs too.
I invested years of my life studying Mandarin Chinese, only to marry a man whose local dialect is a different language. I wondered, should I learn it?
Though I still equate the word “invitation” with notice, I’m learning to appreciate the beauty in a sudden invite, like my big uncle’s dinner in China.
So-called white “loser laowai” who prefer Chinese women are the skeleton in the cross-cultural dating closet in China, and a thorny topic for me to tackle.
Before Nicki Chen married her Chinese husband, she thought, “We complement each other.” But their differences also meant they could learn from each other.
John’s Grandma has never hugged or kissed me, nor told me she loves me. But these days — and especially after this dinner — I’ve never felt closer to her.
Alexandra Van Vianen went to Qingdao in June 2010, never realizing she would end up marrying a local and building a wedding planning business with him.
Now that I’m here in China, my former life in the US feels more like an extended dream than a reality.
A story of a European-Chinese couple fighting for their marriage and family, who needs your advice and support.