好妻子 – perfect Chinese and Polish wives

by Jinryu

My Hong Kong Husband

Few days ago on SpeakingOfChina facebook page posted a link to a book by Susan Blumberg-Kason: Good Chinese Wife: A Cross-Cultural Memoir. image (4)I started to wonder what is a ‘good wife’ in Chinese men’s eyes and how ‘perfect woman’ is seen in the eyes of ‘my people’. Do I qualify as a good wife? How similar and how different guys raised in two different cultures can be?
We did some research, checked questionnaires and summed it with a picture of a good partner!

What’s the most important for Chinese men?

  • She needs to take care of my parents
  • Very elegant, virtuous, modest
  • Comes from a good family
  • Has a temper
  • Can think of her own, has her own taste and thoughts – can make up her mind what she wants to eat or when she wants to go, doesn’t say ‘I can eat whatever’ and then reject all your propositions

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