Of Love, Money and An “Unsettled Relationship” With a Chinese Man

When I asked my Chinese husband about why he took out a loan to treat me on our first “official date,” the answer — which said a lot about how he viewed love and money — surprised me.

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How I Learned to Read Chinese, Published on Matador

Matador just published my article titled “How I Learned to Read Chinese.”

For those of you dying to know about my path to fluency, this piece tracks how I left illiteracy in Chinese behind.

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“It’s Just a Storm”: The Ebb and Flow of Yangtze River Delta Weather

I never imagined “harmless” weather could look so horrible — but China’s Yangtze River Delta, where I lived for more than four years, forever changed my perspective on storms, from seemingly severe thunderstorms to typhoons.

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