Daughters of the Canton Delta: Marriage Patterns and Economic Strategies in South China, 1860-1930

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This book describes an extraordinary traditional marriage system, 'delayed transfer marriage', that is virtually unknown in the ethnographic literature on Chinese Society, though it was widely established in the Canton Delta. In striking contrast to the orthodox Confucian form of marriage, brides in delayed transfer marriages were required to separate from their husband shortly after marriage and return to live with their parents for at least three more years. During this customary period of separation, brides were expected ...

Daughters of the Canton Delta: Marriage Patterns and Economic Strategies in South China, 1860-1930 1992, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804720144

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Daughters of the Canton Delta: Marriage Patterns and Economic Strategies in South China, 1860-1930 1989, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804713924

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