English/Chinese edition now available!

Dear friends: I’m so happy to announce that the English/Chinese bilingual edition of my best-selling book Do Not Marry Before Age 30 is now available. The title of my book addresses one of the hottest social issues in China today, the stigma of the “leftover woman.” Women as young as 22 tell me they’re leftover! […]

WSJ Column: More women on weibo but men’s voices are louder

An MIT graduate student recently analyzed the users of Sina Weibo and found that 60% of the users are women, but men comprise twice as many of the users with over 5,000 fans. The title’s study: More women on Weibo but men’s voices are louder. I was thinking about this study last night when I went to bed. And then I imagined a dark and joyless world….

WSJ Column: Don’t date or marry a screamer

Happy Snake Year!  I hope and trust that you enjoyed a wonderful Spring Festival with your family and loved ones. And that they didn’t give you too much marriage pressure!  And that if they did, you found my Wall Street Journal column “Open letter to parents worried your daughter will become a leftover woman” to […]

WSJ Column: Letter to parents worried about their daughter becoming a “leftover woman”

Note for English readers:  The term “leftover woman” is one of the most-discussed topics in China today. It refers to women who are still single by the age of 25 or 27.  If this sounds rude to you, you would be amazed at the level to which this term is popularized across Chinese society. And […]

WSJ Column: Can a woman still be beautiful after age 40?

My latest column for the Wall Street Journal China addresses the pernicious prejudice against women that somehow we come with an expiration date – after our late 20s, we are no longer beautiful or valued. I personally believe we women can be lovely and amazing at every age. The column is inspired by my photo shoot last week with Marie Claire China (and includes photos!).

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The world is shifting radically. Global Rencai is an advice blog on the new rules of the game. Global Rencai is pronounced “global ren-tsai” and means “global talent” in Chinglish. Its author, Joy Chen (陈愉), is a Chinese-American former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles turned global corporate headhunter. To subscribe to the blog, enter your email address at www.globalrencai.com.