Welcome to Chinese American Family!
Chinese American Family helps families bring Chinese culture into their daily lives here in the United States. This site celebrates multicultural living, the blending of Chinese and American influences to create new, unique and exciting family traditions.
I want Chinese American Family to serve a diverse audience. Perhaps you are a first generation Chinese American, a grown-up Hapa kid, a spouse in a multicultural marriage or a parent to a child adopted from China. Perhaps your love for Chinese culture simply comes from personal travel, work or education.
Whatever your connection with China and Chinese culture, you are welcome here.
While my mother grew up in Hong Kong and my father has held a lifelong fascination with China, Chinese culture wasn’t a big part of my American childhood. I played baseball on Saturday mornings, instead of attending Chinese school. Simple as that.
I gained the confidence to embrace my Chinese heritage as an adult. My Chinese half stopped being the part of my identity that made me different — neither completely American, nor completely Chinese — and became a point of pride.
Supported by my family, I began to collect the elements of Chinese culture I wanted to bring into my own life. A journey that began by exploring New York's Chinatown and then taking Cantonese classes in Hong Kong now continues in the San Francisco Bay Area as a parent with a son of my own.
Chinese American Family is my effort to preserve, pass along and renew the cultural inheritance I'm so lucky to have.
How to Use Chinese American Family
I hope that you visit Chinese American Family as you make weekend plans or prepare for a holiday celebration. Choose a traditional recipe to cook at home, use a buying guide for your shopping list and pick a craft project or children’s book to share with your kids.
How to Get Started
What You'll Find At Chinese American Family
Next, you can dive into some of the most popular "greatest hits" on the site. If you have any questions, feel free get in touch through a post's comments section or by sending me an email.
Thanks very much for visiting today.