Shanghai’s #1 bicultural romance expert Christine Tan shares with us the following unconfirmed rumour:
The Western head of this (for now unnamed) international school’s Hongqiao branch was caught cheating on his Shanghainese wife with, surprise surprise, his (also Chinese) secretary. This school head and his wife have been married for a number of years, and have young children. The wife, who is well-connected, responded to her foreign husband’s infidelity by hiring a group of thugs to put him in the hospital (a “beat him up, but don’t kill him” type of thing). So now he’s indeed in the hospital, with a swollen, unrecognizable head.
The couple I heard this from are a Western husband-Chinese wife pair themselves. His comment after relating the story: “If my wife did that to me, and darling I know you never would, I would also hire some thugs to beat her up.” His wife’s response: “Never mess with a Shanghainese Tiger lady.”
Does anyone know if this story was true and which school this was? Whisper into our ear at info AT shanghaiist DOT com!
UPDATE: The other side says: Shanghainese Tiger Wife is delusional & abusive