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April 9, 20122 Comments

Video: Ode to Older Unmarried Artistic Girls

This is a song that has been widely circulating around the Chinese cyberspace since 2009. Upon first hearing it, I immediately recognize the universal value in the type of frustration it expresses: not only is it relatable to women in China, but  perhaps also to many who live elsewhere in this industrialized world. (read our related [...]

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March 8, 20126 Comments

Standout quotes from China’s political meetings: the outspoken, the revealing, and the totally bizarre

Legalization of prostitution, lowering marriage…It does not make sense to stay tuned into the Chinese news programs for as long as the two sessions run, but it does help you understand China better if you read our digest.

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February 11, 20114 Comments

New custom of Chinese New Year: marriage-forcing

Jing: During Chinese New Year, the most often heard question for Chinese young people: “Are you dating someone now?” The most often heard New Year’s wish: “Wish you could bring a date home next Chinese New Year.” The most often heard news from relatives: “Look, *** has a date now.” Families’ marriage-forcing (bi hun, 逼婚) [...]

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December 16, 20106 Comments

Chinese beauty artist known for erotica sparks debate on marriage with feminist remarks

From Wenxuecity and QQ : Yi Yang, member of International Artists Association and a Chinese artist, has gained wide fame on the Internet for her paintings focusing on erotica. Her works on display in the streets of Beijing have come under fire. She came up with a catchy slogan “Leftover women, do not get married! Let’s [...]

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