Interview with Anna Zech, Artist and China TV Celeb with a Passion for Chinese Culture | Speaking of China

20 Responses

  1. Phil Chung
    Phil Chung October 30, 2015 at 9:07 am | | Reply

    Wow, what an interesting life story you have, Anna.
    I guess life will always take you by surprise.

  2. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen October 30, 2015 at 11:49 am | | Reply

    A wonderful interview, Jocelyn.

    Anna, I admire your energy and your courage to try new things. You’ve made the most of your creative talents and of this time in your life. I lost track of you when you changed to the Lost Panda Blog. Now I know where you are.

  3. Gina
    Gina October 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm | | Reply

    Anna, you’re so cool! Really! Can I have your autograph? You’re such an inspirational woman!

  4. Charlotte Edwards
    Charlotte Edwards October 30, 2015 at 3:19 pm | | Reply

    Wow, Anna! You’ve done so much I didn’t know about; and I wish I’d have known you when you were in Baoding…I’m not far from there!

    Love, love, love your book! It’s a cute story and beautiful pictures. I hope you’ll do more. 🙂

  5. David
    David October 30, 2015 at 8:07 pm | | Reply

    Welcome back Nicki Chen. Seems like many of these couples involve Russian women in China.

  6. IC
    IC October 30, 2015 at 10:09 pm | | Reply

    “Seems like many of these couples involve Russian women in China.”

    Russians are genetically Euroasian who carry more East Asian genes than other europeans. The affinity for East Asian runs in their blood.

    1. Fred
      Fred November 3, 2015 at 1:57 am | | Reply

      @ IC.

      I have been told that the Russians living east of the Ural Mountains are more accepting of Asians because they have been conquered by Gingus Khan and other Asian races and hence they are more accepting of us. But those Russians west of the Urals are less accepting of Asians and have more Europenan characteristics. I heared also that in China especially near the Russian/Chinese border, interracial marriages are more accepted and more frequent.

  7. IC
    IC October 30, 2015 at 10:12 pm | | Reply

    Do you think this blonde girl Russian? Actually she is Mongolian.

    1. Fred
      Fred November 3, 2015 at 1:58 am | | Reply

      @ IC.

      Thanks for the link which shows a blond Chinese (Mongolian) child. I have never seen one before. Have you anymore. I find them fascinating.

  8. David
    David October 31, 2015 at 1:02 am | | Reply

    @IC..what I meant was don’t hear of any Chinese-Russian couples living at least in the western part of Russia, in places like St. Petersburg. The girl..eye of the beholder. Many Asians will call her white and many whites will call her Asian.

    1. chinese without name
      chinese without name October 31, 2015 at 9:03 pm | | Reply

      some articles about human DNA have mentioned asian admixture among russian.

  9. D-Maybe
    D-Maybe November 1, 2015 at 10:45 am | | Reply

    Anna seems like a really cool person and I don’t think many foreigners would be willing to endure the inconveniences of life in rural China.

  10. Timo
    Timo November 2, 2015 at 4:44 am | | Reply

    Great Anna!
    I think it is always the same about dialects, no matter where you live. Just think of Germany with there too many dialects and people making fun of certain ones…
    Even with this dialect I envy you for being able to handle Chinese so well, in my case I am just too lazy to get fluent :p

  11. David
    David November 4, 2015 at 2:20 am | | Reply

    @Timo. Perhaps they treat at least some foreigners better in Rural China than in rural Germany? Definitely better than many parts of the US.

    1. Timo
      Timo November 4, 2015 at 5:05 am | | Reply

      That could be true but then again I haven’t been around rural areas of China too much yet but I pretty much think that the racism is in China more spread in the cities.

  12. Autumn
    Autumn November 4, 2015 at 2:50 am | | Reply

    I’m not sure it’s fair that one person has that much talent. To be able to draw, to write, to look good on camera? That’s amazing. Oh, yeah, and to be able to learn multiple Chinese dialects and martial arts, too.

    Anna, you are an inspiration!

  13. 燕
    February 16, 2016 at 9:29 am | | Reply




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