Here in China, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon – the luckiest of all the Chinese lunar years. Babies born during a dragon year – “dragon babies” – are believed to be particularly strong, smart, and lucky. The Chinese take this zodiac business pretty seriously, so you better believe that in Shanghai right now there are newborn babies and pregnant women everywhere.
Now meet Tzu-i Chuang, the chef and freelance writer behind the very popular Chinese blog “Anthropologist in the Kitchen (厨房里的人类学家)” She’s already the mother of one super sweet little guy and now has another on the way – a bona-fide dragon baby! So of course we headed to the Bund to photograph her in all her pregnant glory.