How I Learned to Read Chinese, Published on Matador

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.

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Ask the Yangxifu: Movies with Chinese Men and Western Women in Love

A list of those rare movies that portray love, romance and/or marriage between Chinese men and Western women.

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“It’s Just a Storm”: The Ebb and Flow of Yangtze River Delta Weather

I never imagined “harmless” weather could look so horrible — but China’s Yangtze River Delta, where I lived for more than four years, forever changed my perspective on storms, from seemingly severe thunderstorms to typhoons.

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Chapter 83: Salad, But Not Safe

When John, my Chinese boyfriend, refused to eat my salad, that moment was a window into one major difference between our culinary cultures. In his village, nobody eats lettuce, unless it’s cooked.

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