49 min

#5: Meet a “Yangxifu”: The Foreign Wife of a Chinese Man Date Night China

    • Relationships

This week we talk to Jocelyn Eikenburg, an American woman and writer who is married to Jun, a Chinese national from Hangzhou. We discuss her experience as a “yangxifu 洋媳妇” (the foreign wife of a Chinese man), stereotypes of being in a WWAM (Western Women Asian Men) relationship, and how she found community with other foreign women who are married to Chinese men. 

Show Notes:

2:30 How Jocelyn and her Chinese husband met

7:16 What it’s like being a “yangxifu 洋媳妇” (aforeign daughter-in-law)

9:33 Connecting with other WWAM  (Western Women  Asian Men)

12:07 Meeting her Chinese-in-laws for the first time

19:25 Bonding with her mother-in-law through cooking

21:19 Challenges of intercultural love

28:35: FAQ she gets about dating a Chinese man

30:00 Difference between culture and personality

34:25 Stereotypes about dating Asian Men

40:15 Cultural differences dating Jun

About Jocelyn: Jocelyn Eikenburg is a writer and blogger. Her marriage to Jun, a Chinese national from Hangzhou, ultimately inspired her to blog on her site “Speaking of China”. She has been interviewed by the BBC about her blog and cross-cultural marriage and appeared on CCTV.  You can find her writing in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, the anthologies "How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?" and "Unsavory Elements", and other publications. Jocelyn has blogged about topics such as being a yangxifu (the foreign wife of a Chinese man) in China, interracial/cross-cultural relationships (including related stereotypes and racism), and books and authors that appeal to her readership.

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This week we talk to Jocelyn Eikenburg, an American woman and writer who is married to Jun, a Chinese national from Hangzhou. We discuss her experience as a “yangxifu 洋媳妇” (the foreign wife of a Chinese man), stereotypes of being in a WWAM (Western Women Asian Men) relationship, and how she found community with other foreign women who are married to Chinese men. 

Show Notes:

2:30 How Jocelyn and her Chinese husband met

7:16 What it’s like being a “yangxifu 洋媳妇” (aforeign daughter-in-law)

9:33 Connecting with other WWAM  (Western Women  Asian Men)

12:07 Meeting her Chinese-in-laws for the first time

19:25 Bonding with her mother-in-law through cooking

21:19 Challenges of intercultural love

28:35: FAQ she gets about dating a Chinese man

30:00 Difference between culture and personality

34:25 Stereotypes about dating Asian Men

40:15 Cultural differences dating Jun

About Jocelyn: Jocelyn Eikenburg is a writer and blogger. Her marriage to Jun, a Chinese national from Hangzhou, ultimately inspired her to blog on her site “Speaking of China”. She has been interviewed by the BBC about her blog and cross-cultural marriage and appeared on CCTV.  You can find her writing in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, the anthologies "How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?" and "Unsavory Elements", and other publications. Jocelyn has blogged about topics such as being a yangxifu (the foreign wife of a Chinese man) in China, interracial/cross-cultural relationships (including related stereotypes and racism), and books and authors that appeal to her readership.

Join our DNC community! Find Date Night China on WeChat by searching: datenightchina. You can also join our WeChat group by adding Rachel on Wechat: rachelweiss22


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49 min