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Family Reunion and the Chinese New Year

Jocelyn Eikenburg describes how she spent the first few days of the Chinese New Year with her husband's family in China.

I’ve already attended four huge dinners with family, where the dining tables often become a cacophony of laughing and shouting (often because of those drinking games involving baijiu). I’ve learned to steel myself for the inevitable topic of children — which used to be a question (“When will you have kids?”) and has now become a command (“This year, you must have a kid!”).

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