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The Story of My Friend and Her Controlling Mother

Zhou Xueshu

My friend, Zhou Xueshu

In one of the posts about Taiwanese women Kevin wrote that filial piety, one of the most important constructs of Confucian philosophy, is often used as means of control. In this case parents love their children not for themselves but only if they fit certain conditions and agree to be
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Ten Popular But NOT Beautiful Chinese Female Singers

Super Girl Final Three

Three finalists of "Super Girl" singing competition, 2005

In 2004 Shmuley Boteach – once a close friend of Michael Jackson – wrote an interesting comment about another pop-star, Madonna:

Before Madonna, it was possible for women more famous for their voices than their cleavage – like the beautiful Ella Fitzgerald and the divinely talented
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Ask Chinese Girls: When Chinese Girl is Thirty Years Old

Gillian Chung

Gillian Chung – just a regular Chinese girl who this year celebrated her 30-th birthday

Few days ago LoveLoveChina was “accused” for not sticking to its credo.

Toki_Wartooth – the regular reader of this blog and the member of Shanghai Expats forum – wrote that he is interested to know about Chinese girls from
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Where’s Lysistrata? Taiwan’s Not-yet-dauntless Females – Part VI

Yellow Fever Foreign Moons

Some years back, I was teaching a woman who had a master’s degree in counseling and who served as a counselor at a renowned Taiwanese university. Her lesbian daughter had finally come out of the closet to her. Frantic, the mother sought out studies that suggested non-genetic bases for homosexuality. And she began arranging blind dates with guys for her daughter, which the daughter complained to me about. When I asked the woman why she refused to accept the fact, she replied, “You don’t understand a mother’s love.”
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Why Chinese Girls Don’t Want To Be Independent?

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'Idol/Idle girls' pop group: 'Similarity breeds contempt'….or was that 'familiarity'?

In China itself, individualism is a somewhat unnecessary luxury for most people, it can even be something that causes a great many problems in many forms of relationships, no matter familial, personal or career related.

An example which I have heard from Chinese males
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