In this article, I will be sharing some of my personal experiences of dating and romance in China and providing some advice on how to deal with the various issues that you may encounter.
By Katherine Chong In America, the Chinese community is represented by all walks of life – educated and unschooled, Buddhist and Christian, immigrant and American-born, first generation to sixth.
The Parental Influence Like many Chinese parents, mine only expected the best – the best grades, the best schools, the best jobs, and the best husband who shared those same qualities.
As such, I always feared the chance of disapproval when my love interests deviated from that of dating the ideal Chinese doctor.
I had always understood certain facets of everyday life as norms since most of my peers were like me and grew up in households like mine.
I never attributed tenets as simple as honoring and respecting elders, especially parents, to my ethnic upbringing.