Beijing-based writer. Published in The Diplomat, Huffington Post and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Monica Tan One writer takes on an unusual solo-activity on a Friday night.
Monica Tan A new survey of Chinese women reveals a growing frustration over inappropriate behaviour in public.
Fear of the red lip
Monica Tan Monica Tan on the real reasons behind Chinese women's fear of a bright red lip.
Monica Tan There is a growing sense that the one-child policy has become irrelevant. Is it time to let it go?
Race and dating
Monica Tan A new tumblr featuring the bizarre messages one Asian woman received through online dating.
Monica Tan Are they just different facets of the same objectification culture?
Time to go...
Monica Tan When expats feel they've outgrown their home.
Chinese social media
Monica Tan China's social media users go berserk over Gillard's end of world speech.
Monica Tan Post leadership change, does Mao's famed dictum "women hold up half the sky" ring true?
Monica Tan Young Aussies open up on why we need to be 'Asian literate'.
Religion v sexuality
Monica Tan Young Indonesians open up about dealing with the tension between their religion and sexuality.
Beijing love story
Monica Tan Where throwing a tantrum is flirting and the impression of chasteness is paramount.
Monica Tan A new Australian documentary reveals the uncomfortable truth.
Monica Tan What impact does China's porn censorship have on its people?
Monica Tan She's 12. He's 24. They say they're in love and an adoring public thinks it's OK.