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 family'
Posted in Double Happiness on Mar 22nd, 2013
Fred believed that any man, even his nephew in Hong Kong, would leap to his death to be able to date not just one or two but three women.
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 Yangxifu Pride on Feb 1st, 2013
Artist Ember Swift’s personal life changed forever after coming to China, where she met and married Guo Jian — and also where she gave birth to their baby.
Posted in Articles on Jan 28th, 2013
For those of you who may have missed it, I was featured in a Global Times article titled “Meet the Parents,” which shares some personal tales of meet-the-Chinese-parents experiences from foreigners (including me) and offers some advice for any foreigners heading home with their boyfriend/girlfriend to meet the parents for the first time. Here’s a [...]
Posted in Ask the Yangxifu on Sep 21st, 2012
She and her Chinese boyfriend hope to marry someday. But his parents refuse to see her, and he hardly talks to them.
How my Chinese husband and I moved in with my grandmother, and how the Chinese value of filial piety played a role in it all.
Posted in Ask the Yangxifu on Jul 6th, 2012
A Western woman is visiting her Chinese family, but the family speaks local dialects, not Mandarin, at the table and she’s lost.
Posted in Ask the Yangxifu on Apr 27th, 2012
An overseas Chinese guy asks for advice on how to deal with questions from his parents/relatives about why he isn’t married yet.