My Chinese husband has sneezing fits in the US, I have them in his family home in China. And our only explanation is shuitu bufu.Read more
Sometimes the best China travel happens off the tourist circuit. Find the more everyday side of China, and/or Chinese culture, on your trip, with these ideas.Read more
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.Read more
As a foreigner in China, I’d felt “almost famous” hundreds of times. Chinese have surrounded me in curiosity, asked for my photograph, and grilled me with the tenacity of a tabloid news outlet.
Except, this time, I wasn’t the “celebrity” — my husband was, in a Wal-Mart in Eastern Idaho, when a man discovered he was from China.Read more
How can a Westerner learn Chinese from their Chinese boyfriend or girlfriend? Jocelyn offers some advice on how to turn your pillowtalk into language practice.Read more