Blind Dates

There are few things worse for a young Chinese woman than being forced to go on a string of soulless blind dates with family in tow… Let’s be clear, we

What’s the Deal With: Chinese Women and Sa Jiao

For some, a women throwing little temper tantrums to get their way is cute, adorable even. Others just wish they would grow up… You have probably seen it on a

Qingming Festival

In acts of filial piety, the Chinese remember their dead by sweeping tomobs, and paying their respects to the ancestors that went before them… Death is honored, remembered and, yes,

What’s the Deal with Chinese Tourism

Traditionally, Chinese love travelling in tour groups, but going solo is growing fast As the country’s economy continues to grow, though not quite at the same warp-speed as before, ever

Leftover Women

Should the country really be using a cruel term that insults the single women of the entire nation? Imagine a pile of garbage lying on the ground: half-drunk bottles, torn

Dancing Grannies

You see them in public squares throughout China, middle-aged women dancing without a care in the world, but exactly how did this hobby start? Throughout the Middle Kingdom, in parks,

What’s the Deal With Sitting the Month

In what is an archaic practice, many Chinese women face tough times after giving birth Giving birth is tough, no doubt, but for Chinese women things are even tougher. First,

What’s the Deal With Drink for Work

In recent decades, the Chinese expression of hospitality, gānbēi (bottoms up), has grown to extremes at business banquets. The ability to finish your glass of alcohol has become an important

What’s the Deal with Bride-napping Logic

Human trafficking is a worldwide problem not a Chinese one, but its scope here is large. In 2013, for example, 50,000 women and 24,000 children were rescued by police. That’s

What’s the Deal with Girls Holding Hands?

Westerners often find it strange or uncomfortable to see Chinese girls holding hands on streets or shopping malls, especially when they find out it doesn’t involve any romantic sentiment. First