Advice to help relate to your Chinese family. Stories about Chinese family, and the experience of being a foreigner in a Chinese family, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
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.
*+-A sneak peek into my Chinese New Year with the family through a series of photos.
*+-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.
*+-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.
*+-Bringing family together for the holidays is bound to produce a few awkward experiences – including when it’s your family spending Chinese New Year.
Ask the Yangxifu: Dealing with “When Will You Get Married?” & Other Awkward Chinese Family Questions
*+-A Western woman living in Asia with her Chinese boyfriend wonders how to deal with awkward questions from his mom, like “When will you get married?”
*+-Struggling to explain American Thanksgiving to Chinese family and friends? Here are five suggestions to help “translate” Thanksgiving to folks in China.
*+-Meeting the parents inspires anxiety, especially when you’re a foreigner about to meet the parents of your Chinese boyfriend or girlfriend here in China.
*+-“My adventure first began when I crossed the Pacific and found Jo. Then one day, we decided to trace my steps back to visit my hometown of Xi’an, China.”
*+-When you’re married to a Chinese national, there are the experiences you get to be privilege to — and wish you weren’t. Like a funeral in China.