Stories about life, love, and travel in China, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
Most are unflattering, and some are even downright derogatory. In other words, they’d be right at home in any standup comedy routine.
So August has turned out to be one of the busiest months of this year for me. Who’d have thought the traditional “vacation month” could be so hectic? While I’m catching up on things, I thought I would share a few pictures from our anniversary celebration by Hangzhou’s West Lake a few weeks ago. Sure, […]
It felt like a total a palm-in-face moment. After all, hadn’t he read my CV, which explicitly stated I was an American, in bold letters?
No, he didn’t pull the bones out first and then eat the fish. He sorted the meat from the bones with his mouth, something that amazes me to no end.
There’s one condiment you’re sure to find on my dinner table: Lee Kum Kee’s Chinese-style hot sauce. But it’s not for me.
It would be tempting to point to this gender imbalance as the primary explanation for why couples of Western women and Asian men are such a minority.
Empire of Glass is stunning for its lyrical prose and unique in that it’s presented as a “translation” of the story of Li-Ming and her husband Wang.
The Global Times just published an article titled “When a Chinese Man Loves a White Woman”, and I was honored to be included: American Jocelyn Eikenburg, founder of the popular Speaking of China blog has played a key role in the integration of the global WWAM community. “Why don’t Western women date Asian men?” one […]
The truth is, there are actually some pretty incredible things about living in China. Things that, on balance, are better than America.
What’s important is that we recognize and embrace our multiculturalism. And for my family, Beijing is the best place to do it.