AN 349 - 17 - 11/16/2010 Marriage Cont. In olden days, it...

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11/16/2010 Marriage Cont. In olden days, it wasn’t just love, it was arranged Seniors make the decision of arranged marriage – young people are too naive o Marriage is simply an alliance between lines Binding feet used to prevent young women from being out and about Marriage Reform of 1950s o Parents may still arrange marriage, but kids have veto power o Women were working in fields, factories – new context for contact o Kids start to take the lead, though parents still have veto power o Finally, parents don’t have any veto power, only “annoying” power Same thing in Taiwan without socialism Ceremonies still matter o Law making bride-wealth (husband to wife) and dowry (wife to husband) illegal o Started again after reform 1980s (especially dowry) Uxorilocal – Husband living with wife’s name o Circumstance usually either because of no sons but there is a daughter, so marry off daughter and have first child with women’s surname o The man usually won’t do it unless he has other siblings that can take on responsibility of bringing on his family name (filial piety responsibility)
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