Yangxifu Pride: 5 Creative Women Who Should Be Honorary Yangxifu | Speaking of China

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  1. David
    David April 20, 2012 at 8:08 am | | Reply

    What this list indicates is that although some women may talk the talk they will not walk the walk! With the exception of very few people many of whom are on these blogs, Asian Male-White Female couples are rare and white Americans have a very tough time believing that Asians are Christians..not withstanding the fact that there are loads of Chinese Christians in Singapore and Korean Christians in Korea and that 90% of the Philippines is Christian. A young lady moving to Singapore for the first time from Katy, Texas was stunned that there were many Chinese Christians in Singapre!

  2. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian April 20, 2012 at 9:29 am | | Reply

    @Jocelyn, I must agree that Pearl S.Buck deserves the ultimate honourary yangxifu title. But unfortunately I have only read one of her books , The Good Earth and I don’t think that was about AMWW. That too I read it when I was still in my early teen and can’t remember much anything of it now. I did enjoy DeWoskin’s Foreign Babes in Being and that was as a result of a serendipitous find. I was at this book-store and they offering this cute hardback, hidden in an obscure corner still in mint condition, for a steal and the title just caught my eyes too. So I grabbed it. I must admit that that book ultimately led me to your site! Anna Sophie Loewenberg’s videos were really fun to watch and I do admire her gung-ho spirit. Have not heard of Kate Furnivall though. Will look out for Lost In Translation. There is one other white woman who deserves more than a mention here too but off hand I can’t recall her name. She did marry a handsome Chinese man and that was when it was very rare and she had written a book about their relationship. I have not read the book and also can’t recall its name.

    @Jocelyn, your commentluv has not been working for some time now!

  3. TC
    TC April 20, 2012 at 10:49 am | | Reply

    This article was interesting to read..and I did enjoy it.

    The operative word in your article is “should be”…because almost none of them married Chinese.

    Please continue your excellent work…

  4. Sveta
    Sveta April 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm | | Reply

    I’ve heard of the authors, and didn’t know the affair between the Chinese poet and Pearl Buck. I read her Good Earth Trilogy and there isn’t an AM/WF love in Good Earth, although in the last book, A House Divided, the grandson of Wang Lung, Wang Yuan, travels to America where he meets Mary and unfortunately for us, decides that white women aren’t worth it.

    I think I tried to read one of Mones’ books but couldn’t go through it. I’m not sure why. I hadn’t seen Sexy Beijing and unfortunately, DeWoskin’s female character in Repeat After Me ruined the whole book for me. I loved reading Kate Furnivall’s novels on the other hand.

    An author that should get mentioned is Jade Lee. Her mother is Chinese and her father an American, and she herself is married to an American, but in the Tigress series four books are white female and Chinese male.

    I could recommend a lot more authors who write of Japanese male and white female pairing or Korean male and white female pairing. Let me know if its okay 🙂

  5. namenotgiven
    namenotgiven April 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm | | Reply

    My top three would definitely be in the following order:
    1. Pearl S. Buck should be included, I got into some of her writings as a kid.
    2. Ms. Lowenberg, I enjoyed watching her show Sexy Beijing.
    3. Rachael DeWoskin, read a teaser for Babes in Beijing, definitely want to explore more of her writing.

  6. Sveta
    Sveta April 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm | | Reply

    @五行查询 Why did you copy part of my comment?

  7. Andi
    Andi April 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm | | Reply

    Pearl S Buck is one of my personal heroes!

  8. Eileen
    Eileen April 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm | | Reply

    I really enjoyed this post. 😀

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