Modern chinese dating
DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n9p319 Full Text: PDF This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies ISSN 2281 3993(Print) ISSN 2281-4612(Online) Copyright © MCSER-Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'mcser.org' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'.
Today, you can’t help but notice mixed race couples almost everywhere when you are in China or other Asian counties.And while there was much to write about, one topic in particular continued to drive readers to Tan’s site – love.“I have a Chinese male friend who blames his singleness on the fact that boys vastly outnumber girls in China, and all the good women have already been snapped up,” Tan reveals.“I have two Shanghainese female friends who blame their singleness on the ‘fact’ that girls actually outnumber boys in metropolitan centers like Shanghai.” Singles complaining about the lack of suitable partners in the world is nothing new.But the confusion and frustration associated with dating in modern China is taking on a new form thanks to a combination of government policy and rapid societal change.commercial matchmaking websites and offline fairs, high-end matchmaking clubs, marriage-hunting services, matchmaking TV shows) are investigated.
Through the perspective of commodification of intimacy and gender politics, the study argues that modern Chinese dating culture are symbolically and practically shaped by the commercial society.
Now, Chinese women are dating and marrying foreign men in ever greater numbers.
Which leads us to ask why Chinese girls are so interested in foreign men?
This is an empirical study of how conventional practice of Xiangqin (matchmaking) revives and forms a specific dating culture in modern China.
Individuals’ concrete experience of participating in various new forms of Xiangqin (i.e.
Apparently, the intersection between economics and people’s intimate interactions perpetuates class divisions in current China.