Stories about life, love, and travel in China, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
*+-A reader working on a fantastic new Chinese language learning game — which has a white girl with Asian male love interests in it — needs beta testers!
*+-For the past year, Yuan Fu, a native of Shandong Province, has volunteered his time to help translate a variety of posts on Speaking of China into Chinese.
Why Spending Chinese New Year With Family Can Be Exhausting (Or How I Ended Up In The Emergency Room)
*+-You know your Chinese New Year holidays have hit a low point when you end up doubled over in the emergency room with an IV drip, praying you won’t vomit.
*+-Chinese New Year is one of those times when it seems like everyone in the family makes it their business to criticize your life. And it’s not always easy.
*+-Here are four reasons why Hangzhou, China could be the perfect place to spend your Valentine’s Day – or, for that matter, any romantic holiday or getaway.
*+-It’s not all perfect or fun when you actually spend Chinese New Year with the family here in China. Sometimes, it’s even nerve-wracking.
*+-An interview with Mingmei Yip on “Secret of a Thousand Beauties”, the story of a “bad-luck woman” who finds strength in a sisterhood of Suzhou embroiderers.
*+-Bringing family together for the holidays is bound to produce a few awkward experiences – including when it’s your family spending Chinese New Year.
*+-“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.”
*+-China is my husband’s home country and where I live. In theory, the holidays can be a lot of fun here. But in practice, it doesn’t always feel that way.