Book Review: Do NOT Marry before Age 30


“Do Not Marry before Age 30” is a book written by Joy Chen, an American-born Chinese and the former deputy mayor of Los Angeles. She overcame many barriers and evolved from a timid Chinese girl to a confident global citizen. She got married at age 38 and has two beautiful young daughters. Simply put, she’s successful in both career and family. I firstly knew Joy … Continue reading Book Review: Do NOT Marry before Age 30

Remold the image of Shanghainese’s mother-in-law


Marriage has always been a popular topic in China. That’s why numerous dating shows are coming up without a sign of slowing down. Among all of these shows, “mother-in-law meeting son-in-law” seems different as it boasts distinctive Shanghainese characteristic. In this show, there are ten mothers-in-law standing behind the platforms and five young men come to the stage respectively in one episode. First, the male … Continue reading Remold the image of Shanghainese’s mother-in-law

Parents Responsible for Shengnu Issue in China


In China, single women over 25 years old are now creatively called shengnu. With exactly the same sound as the Chinese word for saint woman, shengnu actually means leftover women. Last week, I had a chance to talk with 10 attractive and successful unmarried women in this age group. Each had a different reason for not being married, but they all had one thing in … Continue reading Parents Responsible for Shengnu Issue in China