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.
“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.
I think the love of a Chinese family is one of the best kept secrets in the world. And if ever there was an example, it’s our upcoming move to Hangzhou.
A reader wants to know how being married to a Chinese man and to the Chinese “extended family” changed has changed my “feminist” (independent) views.
Three amazing wild edible plants here in Zhejiang, China that have enchanted me and my Chinese family this Spring — and landed on our daily menu at home.
I was raised in the Midwestern US. Yet now I live in China’s countryside with my Chinese husband and his family, where I’ve learned some surprising things.
My Chinese family, including my husband, prefers that I stay around the home here in China. They say it’s for my safety…but it’s for theirs too.
I invested years of my life studying Mandarin Chinese, only to marry a man whose local dialect is a different language. I wondered, should I learn it?
As I welcome the horse year with my family here in China’s countryside, I thought I’d give you a look via photos into our celebrations in the first days.
Though I still equate the word “invitation” with notice, I’m learning to appreciate the beauty in a sudden invite, like my big uncle’s dinner in China.