Documentary: China’s New Faces Marrying into Her Family
This documentary film investigates a Chinese tradition’s change in Zhejiang province – men from other provinces marrying into women’s families in Zhejiang. Beside longing for love, young people in Zhejiang think realistically to pursue a win-win situation: a woman wants new hope and energy to safeguard her family’s future, in the meantime a man doesn’t have to worry about the housing pressure while developing his career. The film concludes that such a phenomenon is the result of the One-child Policy, the fast growing economy in Zhejiang, and the strong sense of lineage continuity. From Youtube:
The one-child policy has left some families with only one daughter. Feeling the need to carry on their family lineage, women now look for men who are willing to marry into their families so that their children could take up the mother’s surname. Meanwhile, men from other provinces are finding it hard to make ends meet in the cities, not to mention supporting a family. Because of this, some men are willing to do what it takes for a better life. With supply and demand in place, matchmaking agencies dedicated to this type of marriage are a thriving business.