Yangxifu Pride: Pinterest Boards on Chinese Men and Western Women in Love | Speaking of China

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  1. Pamela
    Pamela September 7, 2012 at 5:40 am | | Reply

    gonna look for the boards right now hehe …
    what a wonderful idea jocelyn… even when I know there are more and more couples like us, I still feel part of the lonely club sometimes… I dont personally know any other couple like me and my bf… and on the web I only know about your blog and Kelly’s blog.but I dont know of any other mexican or latina with a chinese bf/hubby 🙁
    In our trip to Shanghai last week, for the first time we saw another couple like us when we were on the subway … the 4 of us kept looking at each other and smiling hehe.
    btw it would be great if u can add us 🙂

  2. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian September 7, 2012 at 9:49 am | | Reply

    What a bright and brilliant idea to give a loud shout-out to the WW/AM couples, Jocelyn! All of them look great! And the Bruce and Linda Lee album is priceless! That of the of pinterest WW/AM celebrity couples too! Now you have made all these WW/AM couples less lonely and hopefully this will inspire more such relationships to bloom.

  3. Sveta
    Sveta September 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm | | Reply

    Great idea Jocelyn. Although I’m not in a relationship now, but what about Korean male white female couple or Japanese male and white female couple?

  4. Blossom
    Blossom September 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm | | Reply

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 🙂

  5. AG
    AG September 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm | | Reply

    Northern Europeans actually are about 10% Northeast Asian in term of genetics according to following research article.


    Northern Europeans are more introvert than Southern. Finns are extrem example of introvert. So are most East Asians. Could this expain most Asian-white relationship?

  6. David
    David September 8, 2012 at 7:57 am | | Reply

    “Northern Europeans are more introvert than Southern. Finns are extrem example of introvert. So are most East Asians. Could this expain most Asian-white relationship?”
    I heard there were some common words between the Finns and the Koreans. However, Finnish is similar to Estonian and Hungarian and these groups are extremely introvert. Atilla the Hun was from Asia and the Huns settled Hungary. Mongols came through Eastern Europe and the Russians are more mixed with Asians than northern Europeans. If that is the only reason there would be more Asian-white relationships. Right now it is mostly a one way street between white men and Asian women. The father apart you are in genes smarter the kids. Thus, I have never found a dumb kid of mixed East Asian-Irish or East Asian-English origin. More often than not, the kids are well above average in intelligence. Under the white category Harvard ended up admitting 40% Mixed Asian-white kids..after the mixed classified themselves as white last academic year. In some cases they are super-smart…Tiger Mom’s daughters. I read a stat somewhere that Texas math average is kept up by Asian and Mixed Asian-white kids…Remove them from the calculations, Texas falls to the same level as Lousiana and MS in math achievement.

  7. Jim
    Jim September 8, 2012 at 11:29 pm | | Reply

    Odd observation, bro…who said East Asians are introverted? No in Beijing they aren’t. Or Shanghai. Or Dongbei. Or Henan. Or Guangdong. Or anywhere. Perhaps you’re thinking more about engineer’s kids in Northern California. But you now see the sampling problem, right?

  8. Jim
    Jim September 8, 2012 at 11:32 pm | | Reply

    And quit blaming the interracial dating imbalance on “personality” and other non-quantifiable babbling. I’ve yet to see one Russian man-Chinese woman couple. Chinese-Russian couples always involve Chinese husbands and Russian wives. When it comes to Chinese-American relationships, it’s the other way round.

    Somebody tell me why. Please.

  9. David
    David September 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm | | Reply

    “Somebody tell me why. Please.”
    One is the Slavic view of the world and the other is the Anglo-Saxon view of the world although American whites include some Slavs…however those of Slavic descent in America essentially adopt Anglo-Saxon customs!

  10. TNT
    TNT September 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm | | Reply

    In my experience, eastern Europeans have more overt racist attitudes borne out of less diversity and more poverty. Liberal democracy in US and UK coexists with white supremacy. It has less to do with world view. Such racial hierarchy makes it easier for people at the top to reap the benefits from down below. Choice is practical and political. Chinese example would be Manchu’s segregation policies toward Han Chinese.

  11. SBC
    SBC September 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm | | Reply

    I just wanted to say.. Great Idea! but wanted to point out two things

    1. Jocelyn hasnt just pinned WW/AM, there is a BW/AM.
    2. The lack of AM/OW apart from white is kind of sad.

  12. mad dog
    mad dog September 10, 2012 at 12:15 am | | Reply

    In my experience, losers are all douchebags.

  13. aiyangxifu
    aiyangxifu September 11, 2012 at 8:25 am | | Reply


    Finnish Extroverts

    How can you tell the difference between a Finnish introvert and a Finnish extrovert?
    When he’s talking to you a Finnish introvert looks at his feet.
    A Finnish extrovert looks at yours.

  14. orange_rain
    orange_rain September 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm | | Reply

    Haha love the joke, funny cause it’s true ;D
    ‘Finns are extreme example of introvert’, well not everybody, but I sure am..

  15. TNT
    TNT September 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm | | Reply

    And people get naked together in sauna. Introvert with style.

  16. lol
    lol September 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm | | Reply

    “And people get naked together in sauna. Introvert with style.”
    Because they do not look at each other.

    That explained extremly extroverted middle easterners have their women covered up. Extroverted India have seperated women compartment on subway. How extroverted men behave is evident.

  17. TNT
    TNT September 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm | | Reply

    Most people think sauna in Finland is unique given the “wrong” impression finns are shy. Something outsider finds intriguing.

    You are being too sensitive.

  18. TNT
    TNT September 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm | | Reply

    None of the finns I asked never felt I was dirty. It is something they are asked quite often by all kinds of people. A case to be made judging people from another culture from your own perspective. SMH.

  19. Henry Yeh
    Henry Yeh September 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm | | Reply

    I’ve heard that Altaic people tend to be deppressive, pessimist, if not down right fatalist. Is that true for Ugric people as well?

  20. Henry Yeh
    Henry Yeh September 17, 2012 at 11:36 pm | | Reply

    And why is Jo & Mike Gan wearing Hanfu instead of the more common qipao?

  21. Henry Yeh
    Henry Yeh September 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm | | Reply

    Is it a recent trend in China to wear Hanfu instead of Qipao for special occasions?

  22. lim
    lim September 29, 2012 at 3:01 am | | Reply

    Great post, thank you Jocelyn! My suggestion for the celebrity gallery is rock musician Xie Tianxiao who is married to an Italian woman. I think one of his band members in 谢天笑与冷血动物 has a yangxifu as well. They may not be celebrities outside of China, but certainly well known in here.

    AG, I really didn’t get your point. Since when are East Asians particularly introvert? I know lots of Chinese people and only few of them are introverts. I also know lots of Northern Europeans, including Finns, who are extroverts. But even if all East Asians and all Northern Europeans were introverts, what makes you think they are most likely to marry other introverts?

    I’m an extrovert very happily married to an introvert, and have noticed that we’re not the only couple like this. I think it’s quite common for a very talkative person to hook up with a more quiet one. Why would I want to marry someone like me?! 😀

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