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Jocelyn Eikenburg
Works at The Wu Way
Attended Marshall University
Lives in Hangzhou, China
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Have you ever been surprised by a traditional Chinese wedding?
Even though I thought I had grown up under much Chinese culture and influence, nothing had prepared me for the experience that this wedding was.
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Thanks to Flye Hudson for sharing her story -- and giving me a peek into what it might be like to live a real-life #AMWF   #50shadesofgray
"A lot of people aren’t aware of the different types of relationships that occur for AMWF couples, and the true dominance that Asian men really have."
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’m always looking for fresh new guest posts and stories to share here.You don’t have to be a perfect writer as long as you have something interesting to say that's relevant to the blog. Looking forward to publishing your stories and posts!
One of the things I like about this blog is sharing new perspectives and opinions with the community. And I'd love to hear from you! I'm always looking for
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Thank you for reading and following and commenting. Your support has made this blog possible -- and blogging actually saved my life, during a time when I actually considered not wanting to live anymore.
How could I continue writing? It was hard to find the love and beauty in a world that seemed content to arbitrarily shatter all of our dreams and hard work.
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Yes, ISU is so bad that our ethics in psychology expert actually used the word “reprehensible” to describe how they arbitrarily demoted my husband's degree.
Expert reports are not just a legal strength in Jun Yu's case. They can also make for fascinating reading and reveal just how much ISU screwed up.
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As many of you know, my husband Jun is fighting against academic injustice at the hands of ISU. A number of people were asking about our case, specifically from a discrimination perspective, and that inspired this article, highlighting one of the most important aspects of Jun's case -- violations of professional standards.

Let me know what you think -- and if you haven't already, consider supporting Jun at our Generosity.com page: https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/isu-ruined-his-future-help-right-this-injustice/
It's as if ISU believed, when it came to their behavior with Jun Yu, professional standards and ethics no longer applied. And there's discrimination there.
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Imagine if your past 5 years of hard work were suddenly robbed from you...if your entire career and future were abruptly ruined. That's what happened to my husband Jun Yu.

He talks about what happened in the video below. And if you'd like to help support him, visit: https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/isu-ruined-his-future-help-right-this-injustice/
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+Saburi Yu thank you, it means a lot to read your comment.
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When you're leaving China to head back to your home country, what things do you always bring with you?
When you’ve lived in China as long as I have, you become accustomed to certain things – and can’t imagine being anywhere in the world without them.
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Have your travels around the world helped you discover (or rediscover) fruit that you used to think was boring back in your home country?
These were not grapes, folks. These were the dictionary definition of ambrosial, the true manna from the heavens that the gods themselves would feast upon.
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Ever since I mentioned I was in the hospital, people have been asking me about what it was like...so here's the scoop, including a number of really positive experiences that have actually changed the way I view hospitals in China (and the world) for the better.
“It’s appendicitis. You need surgery.” The words echoed through my mind like a bad nightmare. But the bigger shock was that I'd need surgery in China.
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A huge thank you to +AsAmNews  for running such an amazing story about my husband's case!
By Zara Zhi A former Idaho State University graduate student who spent five years of his life and thousands of dollars towards a Ph.D. was denied his doctorate on unjust…
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I recently wrote about how ISU violated professional standards in their treatment towards Jun (http://www.speakingofchina.com/…/behind-isus-blatant-viola…/). So it's not surprising, then, that I've lost confidence in the field of psychology...and even psychologists themselves.
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Writer
Employment
  • The Wu Way
    Owner, 2006 - present
    Writing articles, website content and marketing materials, with a special interest in helping businesses based in China (or with China operations) communicate to a Western/global audience
  • Speaking of China
    Blogger, 2009 - present
    A blog about love, family and relationships in China as well as AMWF (Asian Male, Western Female) relationships created by Jocelyn. Speaking of China has been featured on the BBC and The Wall Street Journal.
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Hangzhou, China
Previously
Ohio - Zhengzhou, China - Shanghai, China
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Writer and blogger at speakingofchina.com
Introduction

Jocelyn Eikenburg is a writer and blogger who discovered her passion for the written word -- as well as her true love -- while living and working in China. Her marriage to John/Jun, a Chinese national from Hangzhou, ultimately inspired her to blog about love, family and relationships in China as well as AMWF (Asian Male, Western Female) relationships at Speaking of China.

She has been interviewed by the BBC about her blog and cross-cultural marriage. The Wall Street Journal has also  featured her site, while other press coverage highlights include the South China Morning Post. You can find her writing in The Huffington PostMatadorAsian Jewish Life, and Global Times. Jocelyn has interviewed Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You) and Alex Tizon (Big Little Man), two authors whose books were reviewed by The New York Times.

Her essay “Red Couplets” was published in 2013 in the anthology Unsavory Elements alongside some of the biggest names in the China expat literary world including Peter Hessler, Simon Winchester, Michael Meyer, Deborah Fallows, Alan Paul, Susan Conley and Jonathan Watts. The 2014 anthology How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit includes her essay "Huangshan Honeymoon".

A Cleveland, Ohio native now living in China, she has resided in Shanghai and Zhengzhou but now calls her husband's enchanting city of Hangzhou home. Jocelyn is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and currently at work on a memoir. She hopes to one day finally master the most uptempo Jay Chou songs without missing a beat.

Jocelyn has blogged about topics such as being a yangxifu (the foreign wife of a Chinese man) in China, interracial/cross-cultural relationships (including related stereotypes and racism), AMWF pride, and books and authors that appeal to her readership. To read the best of her work, check out this hand-picked list of her favorite posts.

Follow Jocelyn and Speaking of China on FacebookTwitterSina Weibo/新浪微博, and LinkedIn. You can also receive blog posts by e-mail or by RSS feed. Check out her Pinterest boards featuring couples of Chinese men and Western womenChinese wedding photos and more.

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  • Marshall University
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