On My Negative Dating Experiences With Chinese Men, and Why I Still Kept Smiling About China’s “Dating Scene”

The winds (of China’s dating scene) didn’t always blow my way, but I still remained smiling, despite all my own negative experiences w/ Chinese men.

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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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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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Double Happiness: The Date In China That Changed Her Future

When Jemma arrived in China in 2008, she expected to stay two years and then move on to another place. But that was before she met her Chinese boyfriend — through a friend.

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