Teaching “Leftover Women” to Find an Elite Husband

At Daily Life, Monica Tan tells of her experience alongside scores of China’s “leftover women” (剩女)—the ranks of successful women in China who choose to remain single amid societal pressure and a skewed sex...

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...

‘Love You Forever’ Day Prompts Marriage Rush

According to the BBC, thousands of couples flocked to registry offices across China on Friday hoping that getting married on that day would bring them lasting romance. Friday, January 4, 2013, when said in mandarin sounds...

Chinese Manufacturers Join Royal Wedding Feeding Frenzy

MSNBC’s Adrienne Mong reports on enterprising Chinese manufacturers’ efforts to tap into royal wedding fever with commemorative coins and replica engagement rings and dresses. Wang Xiaofeng has spent 11 years working...

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...

Wedding Photo Shoot in The Earthquake

A couple went to Pengzhou to take their wedding photographs, when the Sichuan earthquake hit the area. They survived the disaster. From ND Daily via

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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