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Chinese Marriage Traditions: Exploring Contemporary Changes

Qiu, Yueyi LU (2013) UTVK03 20131
Sociology
Abstract
This thesis presents the transitions of Chinese people’s marriage concepts from before 1949 up to 1978 and explores the new marriage concepts now. The analysis part includes the high rates of divorce, left-over women and the bride price in China. I will mainly discuss why nowadays Chinese people have difficulties getting married, especially Chinese men. This analysis is based on two main theories; one is social exchange and another one is marriage squeeze. The analysis is based on the expensive bride price and how important it is for Chinese people especially for Chinese women.
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author
Qiu, Yueyi LU
supervisor
organization
course
UTVK03 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
bride price, social exchange, Chinese marriage, gender inequality
language
English
id
3994741
date added to LUP
2013-08-27 14:10:31
date last changed
2013-08-27 14:10:31
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  abstract     = {This thesis presents the transitions of Chinese people’s marriage concepts from before 1949 up to 1978 and explores the new marriage concepts now. The analysis part includes the high rates of divorce, left-over women and the bride price in China. I will mainly discuss why nowadays Chinese people have difficulties getting married, especially Chinese men. This analysis is based on two main theories; one is social exchange and another one is marriage squeeze. The analysis is based on the expensive bride price and how important it is for Chinese people especially for Chinese women.},
  author       = {Qiu, Yueyi},
  keyword      = {bride price,social exchange,Chinese marriage,gender inequality},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Chinese Marriage Traditions: Exploring Contemporary Changes},
  year         = {2013},
}