If you’ve ever wondered what conversations are like in elevators in China, this blog is for you.

Why “China elevator stories”?
In China, it’s the little things that will make your day. Like a conversation with a stranger in an elevator. Or in a cab. Or on a bus. On the subway. On a train. In a street side restaurant. In the supermarket. On the street. In public toilets. Or in other words: Just anywhere you can imagine.


Who writes all this?
Hi, I’m Ruth, an Austrian illustrator and graduate of Chinese studies in my late 20s. I live in Northeast China with Y, my Chinese husband. I have given birth to our son in summer 2014. Being pregnant in China has provided me with lots of new stories for this blog. We used to live in Shenzhen, a big city of more than 15 million right across the border from Hong Kong. I share anecdotes from everyday life with you, one or the other story of how I and my husband fell in love with each other and conversations with locals. Although sometimes really short, these conversations are what will make me smile at the end of the day. For those wondering why someone might choose to live in China, I hope that these conversations are also what will make you understand some of the reasons. Most conversations are directly translated from Chinese.

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