Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Arts and Science
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Community-Based Research | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Sociology
in relationships besides age for both men and women, and less concern from parents and friends about the age difference.
Although this marriage pattern in China has been dramatized and labeled “brand new”, I contend that this pattern is partly a continuation of the older Chinese marriage system of concubines in this era. An environment of labeling and the cultural attraction to spectacles and megaspectacles both contribute to raising considerable attention to this marriage pattern. I also question the conclusion that that people, especially women, are now given more choices regarding partner selections.
Miao, Kepei, "December-May: Exploring a “New” Chinese Marriage Pattern" (2014). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 806.
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