A poignant and thoughtfully penned story of how one Western woman’s engagement to a Chinese man from a prominent Beijing family eventually ended.
Tag Archive 'Chinese culture'
It’s March 8 — International Women’s Day — and time for an update to my list of blogs by Western women who love Chinese men!
Posted in Articles on Feb 18th, 2013
The other night, while talking to our close Chinese friend Caroline during Chinese New Year, my husband asked a common question. “Did you go out to bàinián?” Bàinián (拜年), of course, is the tradition of paying new year’s calls to your relatives and friends, usually by going over to their homes. Caroline laughed with embarrassment. [...]
Posted in Articles on Oct 22nd, 2012
It’s rather ironic that I didn’t change my maiden name for feminist reasons, but yet this is in line with China’s longstanding tradition.
Posted in Yin-Yang on Oct 19th, 2012
Christi, a self-described “headstrong Australian girl,” shares how she negotiates differences in her cross-cultural relationship with her Chinese fiancee.
Posted in Ask the Yangxifu on Oct 12th, 2012
A Western woman wishes her Chinese boyfriend would tell her more than just a simple “I love you.”
Posted in Articles on Sep 3rd, 2012
I discovered that in China, sometimes one Chinese man’s “woman’s work” is another man’s work he would never let a woman do.
Posted in Ask the Yangxifu on Aug 31st, 2012
Angie asks: My fiancee is Chinese and we’ve been debating dresses in the process of planning our wedding. His family is bent on having me wear a red qipao, they say it is the tradition. I wouldn’t mind wearing a qipao, but then my family is Irish on my mother’s side and they told me that [...]
I never understood why my Chinese husband wouldn’t dance with me in public, until the movie “Shall We Dance” made me realize how embarrassing it was to him.
Posted in Double Happiness on Aug 24th, 2012
Enjoy Chinese wedding stories from Tianjin Shannon, Tales from Hebei’s Kelly Sandor-Yang, Ember Swift, and My Beijing Survival Diary’s Michelle Guo.