Girls of the English-language China Blogsphere

I got to chatting with Chris while I was up in Dalian, and we were talking about how the English-language China Blogsphere is a little under-represented by those double-X darlings some (misleadingly) call the ‘fairer’ sex…

I quickly mentioned Meg, who’s now returned to the wilds of Americana to live happily ever after with WoW and Stick. For a short time we also had young Stephanie… but she too has left.

That’s not to say there aren’t still a few ladies giving the down and dirty of what it’s like to be a Western woman in China. Here are three of my regular reads – please fill the comments with those I’ve overlooked.

  • peer-see: I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Emily, over at peer-see, is by far the most prolific female blogger in our humble blogsphere. This isn’t at all to sell her husband, Josh, short – as between the two of them they’ve got a blog that’s always first on my ‘must read’ list. They’ve an intellectual wit that couldn’t be squeezed out of me for all the Sumo hugs in Japan. Check out Emily’s recent Hóng Bāo Index post.
  • Mysterious & Misplaced Logic of a Maniac Gone Awry: With a blog title that rivals my own in length, Gabrielle’s blog, out of Xiamen, is a collection of funny musings, odd pictures and pet crickets from her travels around China.
  • Aussie In The Orient: Louise, in Shanghai, has a blog that ranges in topics and doesn’t specifically focus on China. It is, however, near always entertaining. I’d been reading her blog for a while before I realized that she’s actually shacked up with photographer-cum-sometimes-blogger Phillipe Roy, a fellow Canuck and one helluva wiz with a camera.

So yeah, like I said, this is by no means a “definitive list”, but rather just a highlight of girls I read – what about you?

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