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Estudios de Asia y África

versão On-line ISSN 2448-654Xversão impressa ISSN 0185-0164

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BOTTON BEJA, Flora. Tendencies in Contemporary Chinese Marriage. Estud. Asia Áfr. [online]. 2017, vol.52, n.3, pp.535-566. ISSN 2448-654X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.24201/eaa.v52i3.2301.

Marriage, a key element of Chinese society, has experienced a great transformation since the mid-twentieth century. From being a transaction arranged by the parents, it is now viewed as a choice based upon the free will of both partners. This change has been promoted by the state through the marriage laws of 1950, 1980 and 2001, which have contributed towards radical shifts in family and society. Nevertheless, traditional principles still influence marriage in China. This paper studies recent trends in marriage in contemporary China including thoughts about divorce, conjugal rights, new ways of meeting partners and the emerging public discussion on samesex marriage.

Palavras-chave : China; marriage; family; divorce; women.

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