Should you stay abroad with your Chinese spouse? Ask the Yangxifu gives her own reasons for wanting to return with her Chinese husband to China, after his study in the US is done.Read more
Living at John’s home in China’s countryside was different than what I’d known — from showers to even the living room. But as I pondered the excesses of American life, I wondered — whose standard is right?Read more
I never felt such a bitter cold until I went to my Chinese boyfriend’s countryside hometown for Chinese New Year — and discovered I was too embarrassed to ask for more warmth at night, afraid his parents would look down on me.Read more
A European girl, who came to China to mend her heartbreak, found love in a Chinese man — but not his parents, who refuse to accept a foreign girl dating their son. Ask the Yangxifu offers advice on how to understand, and overcome, parental refusal.Read more
I felt like an anachronism visiting my Chinese boyfriend’s countryside home for the first time, with everything so strange to me. Yet, I was surprised to discover an unusual gesture his parents made, to make me feel welcome and comfortable.Read more
John’s ancestors come from the area near Huangshan — one of China’s most impressive mountains. But his family lives in a countryside ravaged by economic development. I see this first-hand when I visit during Chinese New Year, 2003.Read more
As I lost my job in the Chinese Internet company, Frank, my ex-Chinese boyfriend, became closer to management. I never thought Frank would understand, and didn’t see how we could stay friends, until one harried night when I left the company.Read more
As we remember the women who make a difference in our world, there’s one minority voice we shouldn’t forget — the Western women who love Chinese men.
China blogs are still a man’s world, so our voices are often lost in the comments and trackbacks. But Western women who love Chinese men have a unique perspective to a woman’s experience in China — which makes their blogs even more valuable in the blogsphere. Here’s my list, in alphabetical order (according to the blog’s name).Read more
As a foreigner in China, sometimes you touch people in ways you never realized. Something you say or do in a moment — a small, forgettable thing to you — becomes a lasting impression to someone else.
I never realized that when I spoke Mandarin Chinese at the pool in Hangzhou, I would become a sensation online at Zhejiang University.Read more
How can Western women and Chinese men get along? Jocelyn, who has been married to her Chinese husband since 2004, shares her experience.Read more