I Married a White Chick

BY MARIA MAXIMOVA
Apr 15, 2009
*Special to asia!

Marriages between Eastern men and Western women provide a look at what happens when worlds collide.

maria maximova

Maria Maximova was born in Russia, but spent her teen years in China earning a degree in Chinese literature and culture. Having decided that her educational background lacked business know-how, she moved back to Russia and studied marketing and finance, and then worked in Moscow for several years. An experienced expatriate, she lived in Taiwan from 2001 to 2006 and since then has been pursuing her passion as a researcher, freelance writer and translator, traveling between Russia and China.