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Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society

Rubie Watson and Patricia Buckley Ebrey


Until now our understanding of marriage in China has been based primarily on observations made during the twentieth century. The research of ten scholars that is presented here provides a new vision of marriage in Chinese history, exploring the complex interplay between marriage and the social, political, economic, and gender inequalities which have so characterized Chinese society.

Keywords: marriage, China, Chinese history, social inequalities, political inequalities, economic inequalities, gender inequalities, Chinese society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780520069305
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520069305.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rubie Watson, editor

Patricia Buckley Ebrey, editor