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The Betrothal in Traditional Wedding

After the proposing process, both sets of parents exchanged family credentials as tokens of intention. Then, after extensive bargaining, the two families would arrive at the amount of money and goods that would make up the gift to the girl’s family. After presenting engagement tokens, the go-between would ask the bride’s family to choose among [...]

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Understanding the changing social status of Chinese women from the Chinese characters

It is generally accepted that Chinese women were inferior to their male counterparts in the feudal society. This can be well illustrated in the morals for women in old times which could be best summarized as “San Cong Si De”(Three Obedience and Four Virtues for women—Three Obedience includes obeying her father before marriage, her husband [...]

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