Singleness and Relationships

Editor’s Note: What are some differences between Chinese dating and American dating? What it is like to be single or date? A former student told us stories from a third-person perspective to show us the struggles of Chinese students in this area....

What Does Family Mean?

Editor’s note: As you get to know Chinese students, you may have found that family plays a much bigger part in the Chinese students’ lives than you think. Parental expectations sometimes seem to dominate students’ thinking. But why? It might be hard to...

Why Do They Want to Get Married?

Editor’s Note: Have you noticed that your Chinese friends often talk about dating and marriage? Have they told you that their parents wanted them to find someone soon? If so, why? This post explains to you the reasons behind this cultural phenomenon and how you might...

Not My Choice — How Chinese Students Make Decisions

Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a series on decision making. In this post, we explore how the strong relational nature of Chinese culture affects how an individual makes his or her choices. Behind The Scenes In America, children are raised in an...

Saying The “L” word

Editor’s Note: Though Valentine’s day is a fast and growing holiday in China, there are very significant ways in which the Chinese differ from Americans in the way they express love and affection towards one another. Perhaps the most notable of these, is...