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Chinese women stereotypes

Common myths about Chinese women

It is not unusual to see Western men dating chinese women. Chinese women are smart, perceptive, beautiful, fun, and appreciative, so it is no surprise that they attract a wide range of admirers.

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Like the stereotype of the type of Western men who like to date Chinese women, there are many myths surrounding what a Chinese woman is actually like.  Here’s a look at some of the most common misconceptions:

Myth #1:  Chinese women make perfect wives.

Back in 500 B.C., Confucius described the perfect Asian wife as one who is loyal, caring, and looks up to her husband in perfect harmony.  Things have changed since then; most Chinese women are modern, but they do respect family values and traditions.  However, it is important to remember that many of these women believe in the equality between a husband and a wife.

Myth #2:  Chinese women are submissive and sweet.

The modern Chinese woman is often sweet, loving, and loyal, but she can also be pragmatic, realistic, and strong.  The stereotype of the submissive Chinese wife with bound feet is not the norm, so men looking for such a woman could be disappointed and might prefer sticking to the pages of Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth.

Myth #3:  The American man is her only ticket to a better life.

Although there are some Chinese women who want to marry American men and go on to live the great American dream, this is primarily a myth.  Like women anywhere else in the world, many Chinese women are just looking for love.  They can have a great life in China, but those who fall in love with an American often end up living in the U.S.

Just remember, it is important not to pigeonhole a Chinese woman to any one idea. Take the time to get to know her and find out what makes her unique.