The story follows a French soldier who is sent to China where he eventually falls in love with a man disguised as a woman.Certainly, a progressive story for the time period.Jocelyn is a writer, blogger and the creator of Speaking of China, a blog about love, family and relationships in China, including AMWF love. You can find her writing in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, the anthologies "How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? Jocelyn is fluent in Chinese and working on a memoir.
Unfortunately, this kind of gender racism will continue unless we see Asian men in leading romantic roles.
The most prominent one I can recall was Jet Li’s character in the 2000 movie, where he was initially to kiss the late Aaliyah but the ending was re-scripted to a hug when producers feared mainstream American audiences would find the kiss too uncomfortable.
In 2009, Ok Trends, the research arm of the dating website Ok Cupid, parsed user data to determine racial preferences in online dating.
My dalliance with Tinder lasted for four weeks before I boarded up the account and returned to the world of low-tech, meat-and-potatoes courtship.
So it’s no wonder that Asian Americans, namely those from East Asian lineage, have turned to social media to air their grievances in the past months alone.
From Hollywood’s rampant white wash of characters, to speaking up about the lack of Asian faces in TV and films, woke blogs like seem to keep individuals and media enterprises in check.
Last year, Ok Trends updated their research with five additional years’ worth of data, culled from some 25 million users.
Had users become more open-minded in their dating practices in the past half-decade?
We don't focus on the mass general public." Golden Bachelor says it has 5 million registered members and employs psychologists and special matchmaking consultants to personally assist multi-millionaires in their pursuit of romance.