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TitleChina's Leftover Women: Late Marriage among Professional Women and its Consequences
Authors
KeywordsAsian Gender
Cultural Asian Studies
Asian Business
Gender
Chinese Culture & Society
Women's Studies
Issue Date2015
PublisherRoutledge
Citation
To, SSC. China's Leftover Women: Late Marriage among Professional Women and its Consequences. London: Routledge. 2015 How to Cite?
AbstractThe term "sheng nu" ("leftover women") has been recently coined in China to describe the increasing number of women, especially highly educated professional women in their late twenties and over who have not married. This book explores this phenomenon, reporting on extensive research among "leftover women", research which reveals that the majority of women are keen to get married, contrary to the notion that traditional marriage has lost its appeal among the new generations of economically independent women. The book explains the reasons behind these women’s failures to get married, discusses the consequences for the future make-up of China’s population at the dawn of its modification of the one child policy, and compares the situation in China with that in other countries. The book provides practical solutions for educated women’s courtship dilemmas, and long term solutions for China’s partnering issues, gender relations, and marriage formation. The book also relates the ‘leftover women’ problem to theories of family, mate selection, feminism, and individualization.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198329
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Series/Report no.ASAA Women in Asia Series

 

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dc.contributor.authorTo, SSCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-25T03:02:25Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-25T03:02:25Z-
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.citationTo, SSC. China's Leftover Women: Late Marriage among Professional Women and its Consequences. London: Routledge. 2015en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9780415723619-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198329-
dc.description.abstractThe term "sheng nu" ("leftover women") has been recently coined in China to describe the increasing number of women, especially highly educated professional women in their late twenties and over who have not married. This book explores this phenomenon, reporting on extensive research among "leftover women", research which reveals that the majority of women are keen to get married, contrary to the notion that traditional marriage has lost its appeal among the new generations of economically independent women. The book explains the reasons behind these women’s failures to get married, discusses the consequences for the future make-up of China’s population at the dawn of its modification of the one child policy, and compares the situation in China with that in other countries. The book provides practical solutions for educated women’s courtship dilemmas, and long term solutions for China’s partnering issues, gender relations, and marriage formation. The book also relates the ‘leftover women’ problem to theories of family, mate selection, feminism, and individualization.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesASAA Women in Asia Series-
dc.subjectAsian Gender-
dc.subjectCultural Asian Studies-
dc.subjectAsian Business-
dc.subjectGender-
dc.subjectChinese Culture & Society-
dc.subjectWomen's Studies-
dc.titleChina's Leftover Women: Late Marriage among Professional Women and its Consequencesen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.identifier.emailTo, SSC: sandyscto@hku.hken_US
dc.description.natureTOC-
dc.identifier.hkuros229232en_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US

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