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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Double Happiness: Dreaming of Ariel in Australia

In this Friday’s Double Happiness, L. Han writes about why he loves Western women — a fascination that started with Disney’s the Little Mermaid, and continued through to his first crush on a white woman in Australia.

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To My Chinese Husband, I’m A Hero?

I usually associated the term “hero” with people who saved lives, or scaled the walls of Gotham City in tights looking for the bad guys — not a single woman from the US who made a serendipitous choice to come to China on her own. But my Chinese husband reserved the term for, among other people, his future wife.

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Double Happiness: A Western Woman Walks Into A Bar

“A Western woman walks into a bar…” sounds like the start of a joke. But instead of coming back with a punchline, a number of Western women came back with Chinese men who they would eventually marry. Featuring stories from Jo Kelly-Bai, Kelly Sandor-Yang, and White Girl in a Chinese-American World.

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What if My Chinese Husband Was The Only Child?

After pondering questions about the One-Child Policy — and how most young Chinese men today had no siblings — I wondered: what would it be like if my Chinese husband were an only child?

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Ask the Yangxifu: Language Barriers in Love

Sara Jaaksola offers insight from her own relationship with a Chinese man on what to do when language barriers get in the way of your love.

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Ask the Yangxifu: Six Western Women of the Past who Married Chinese Men

You might call them our “yangxifu grandmothers,” the Western women of the past who paved the way for us to love/marry Chinese men. Here’s my list of six prominent women.

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Ask the Yangxifu: My Chinese Boyfriend is Too Critical

A Western woman is shocked when her Chinese boyfriend gets super-critical with her, only several months into their relationship. Is this normal, and what should she do?

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