Stories about life, love, and travel in China, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
Two events I’ve heard about recently have something in common — the idea of people who feel like they own the opposite sex of their race or culture.
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.
“‘Why ever did you move home?’ said a doctor I saw at a clinic last October. It is a question I’m still grappling to answer,” writes Marissa of Xiananigans.
Ray Hecht — who I interviewed earlier this year about his new memoir — just interviewed me on his blog. He asked me about how I came to China, my biggest challenge, how I got into the anthology How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?, the China-centric authors I enjoy, and what I’m currently working […]
Yes, my marriage to a Chinese man has taught me a valuable lesson — that Asia is not the great, united, happy family (as some Americans might believe).
“I’ve given some thought as to why I assumed I’d never find a man to date in China, an assumption that many western women living in Asia seem to make.”
Last Monday, I wrote about how wedding anniversaries aren’t a big deal to my Chinese husband. But not birthdays — especially my birthday. We just celebrated and, once again, he approached as if it were a national holiday. John still loves coming up with what he calls “birthday programs” for my special day and this year […]
Growing up in the US, I watched my parents enjoy many congrats on their wedding anniversary. Now that I’m married to a Chinese man, it all seems strange.
As Charlotte has learned, having kids in China with a Chinese spouse involves more than “basics like a starry night themed nursery versus a jungle one.”
Serina Huang says, “Now that I am no longer with my Taiwanese husband, I am beginning to rediscover and question who I am,” feeling like a “scrambled egg.”