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So we’ve gotten a few questions lately about dating in China.
It’s an interesting topic that hits on a lot of key cultural touchpoints, so I want to take a few minutes to talk about this.
The legendary tale of how she invented this wonderous material was recorded by Chinese academic, Confucius.
No one truly knows how much of the story is true and how much of it is myth but Leizu went on to be revered and respected by the Chinese people.
The addition of Japan to the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, a trade agreement consortium, would boost Japanese vehicle exports to the United States by .2 billion a year.
This gain for Japan is forecast to lose 26,500 American jobs in the auto-manufacturing value chain and cut the American production of vehicles by 65,000 units.
He should have already understood and expected that entering a cross-cultural relationship with a Chinese woman would most likely mean also being in a very close relationship with her parents, particularly her mother.
You’ll often hear people say that cultural differences are overstated or not as much of a factor as they used to be, and while there is some validity to that, cultural differences are nothing to scoff at – they do most definitely exist.
One of the primary issues here is that for Chinese women, there is a much stronger emphasis on getting married early.
In fact, I once dated a girl who would only meet up at places that her parents AND grandmother had pre-approved; as you can imagine none of these places were very fun.
Your lady’s generation may well be the first to have that freedom of romantic choice, and that's something you need to keep in mind while making your decisions for your relationship – there simply isn't a ton of cultural precedent for her to fall back on.
However, even if he came into the marriage as prepared as he could possibly be for such an unusual setup, there will still be plenty of times when the relationship will feel “overcrowded” or worse, when he will feel “crowded out.” This is especially true when the Chinese mother-in-law lives with the married couple, or even when she visits frequently and regularly.