Things We’ve Learned About Going Meatless in China From Our Chinese Families

Sometimes your meat-eating Chinese relatives can teach you a lot about going meatless, as Susan Blumberg-Kason and I learned.

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Why I Write About “Forbidden” Love in China

Forbidden. That’s what someone once called my writing back in 2004 when I started sharing my relationships with Chinese men.

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Double Happiness: A Journey Towards China And Love

Mayte’s unexpected journey to China and towards love really touched me, and I’m really excited to share her story of two different, surprising and beautiful relationships with Chinese men.

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Ask The Yangxifu: When Politics Interfere With Love in China

An American is in love with a Chinese national, but because of politics, if she marries him her father might lose his job, which has high-security clearance. She wonders, do others have these problems?

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A “Guess Who’s” Perspective on My Marriage, Effort, and What It’s Worth

“Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” offered me a love-conquers-all perspective on interracial marriage that justified the effort. But an e-mail from a white woman with a long marriage to a Chinese immigrant questioned the worth of such an effort, and wouldn’t recommend it for most.

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Ask the Yangxifu: Carolyn J. Phillips On Charming A Chinese Family Through Food

Accomplished Chinese food writer and yangxifu Carolyn J. Phillips talks with me about food and what it takes to charm your Chinese family at the table.

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