Rejecting the “Leftover Women” Label

As the marriage market in China grows more competitive due to a surplus of men, some Chinese single ladies are starting to challenge the label of “leftover women”, a term used to describe unmarried women in their...

Year of the Snake Draws Hisses

At The Wall Street Journal, Te-Ping Chen and Fiona Law describe Hong Kong’s lukewarm welcome for the Year of the Snake: The coming year […] suffers because it is considered a “blind year,” meaning it...

Scalpers Scoop up Lucky Wedding Dates

Global Times reports on “wedding scalpers,” or individuals who book venues on auspicious dates for exorbitantly high prices: My friend Xiao Xu and his wife-to-be were at least as worried as happy by their upcoming...

My Big Fat Uyghur Wedding

The Far West China blog has published a series of posts giving an in-depth look at a Uighur wedding ceremony. From the introduction: This week will be dedicated to an incredible Xinjiang tradition known as the Uyghur wedding....

Slideshow: A Wedding in Rural Yunnan

Photographer and blogger “Flying Bird and Fish” posted a group of photos of a wedding in rural Yunnan. He says that generally Chinese parents don’t hesitate to spend most of their savings on their...

Video: Weddings on Wheels

Not every fashionable wedding demands a lavish banquet and a limousine, reports Shanghai Daily – and for the record number of Chinese couples expected to marry this year, that may be a relief: When Xu Lin and her...

Beijing Expects Weddings Rush as Olympics Open

It may sound superstitious, but many Chinese young couples want to tie the knot on a lucky day—the most auspicious one in 2008 happens to be Aug.8, the day Beijing Olympic Games opens. From AFP: The Beijing government is...

Tradition With A Twist At Chinese Weddings – Joy Ma

From the NPR news: The children of China’s postwar baby boomers are getting married, and as a result, China has seen a surge in marriages since 2005. While most Chinese people still hold traditional weddings, others are eager to do something different. My wedding was a fusion of Chinese and American culture. I wore a […]

China’s Newly-weds Spend 125,000 Yuan – Xinhua

Chinese young are no different than Americans, at least in terms of spending, such as on wedding. From Xinhua via China Daily (photo: nice furnishing and a cozy home are increasingly part of newly-wed couples, via alibaba): China’s marriage-related industries like wedding photography and wedding ceremony services pluck an average of 125,000 yuan (about 16,000 […]

Chinese Weddings Through Foreign Eyes – Jennifer Royce

Foreigners are invariably a scene in China’s hinterland, and this also happens in situations like a wedding, where the bride and groom are supposed to be the center of attention. But not when a foreigner arrives. Here an interesting take on Chinese weddings from a Westerner’s perspective, from China Daily (photo: people ready to shoot […]

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