Looking for Laowai

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This is the last episode of the first season of Looking for Laowai! This week we talk about the transient nature of friendships as an expat in China, how people deal with this, and how they approach new relationships. Hannah and Toni are joined
This week, we're looking at escaping the expat bubble. We hear the stories of people who have tried hard to integrate and make Chinese friends, the challenges they've faced, and the rewards they've worked hard to achieve. Episode producer: Alis
We’re back after an extended (and flu-y break)! This is part one of a two-part episode on the laowai bubble, or the expat bubble and escaping this bubble. We’ll be looking at the language barrier, something called homophily, differences in soci
Have you heard of the A4 challenge? What are female bodies supposed to look like in China, and what happens when you don’t fit that cultural ideal? This week, we’re talking about body image in China, and how Chinese beauty standards affect loca
We sat down with expats in China who had just got off the plane, those who had been living in China for a few years, and those who have been here for over a decade, and asked them about their experiences and how they have changed over time. Epi
A little appetizer for the feast about to come! Have a listen to our teaser: What does it mean to be a "laowai", or foreigner, in China? We’re working on a new podcast that explores the different experiences of being foreign in a globalized wor
We’ve already touched upon multiple experiences being a foreigner in China, but what about when you look Chinese but aren’t really Chinese? We’re exploring what it means to be foreign and of Chinese descent. This week’s episode is a personally
Let’s face it, the dating scene in Shanghai is a pretty loaded subject. With so many aspects of dating to explore, we’re narrowing in on a specific but widely seen phenomenon. How often do you see a foreign man with a Chinese woman versus a Chi
What kind of privileges exist and who gets to use them? This episode looks at how foreigners benefit from living in China, and how they navigate their privileges. Thank you to all our interviewees, and a special thanks to Christine, Mike W and
Here it is, the inaugural episode of Looking for Laowai! Through interviews with a diverse range of people, your hosts Hannah and Toni ask: what is a “laowai”? We hear different opinions on the use of the term “laowai” from expatriates from Eur
Get ready for the first season of Looking for Laowai! Meet the team, Toni, Hannah, Ali, and Averill, and have a listen to just a few tidbits from the podcast. From foreigners who grew up in China, to students trying to escape the laowai bubble.
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