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As China globalizes, the variety of marriages among chinese language humans and foreigners is expanding. those Chinese--foreign marriages have profound implications for China’s cultural id. This publication, according to wide unique learn, outlines the different sorts of Chinese--foreign marriage, and divorce, and the altering scale and altering styles of such marriages, and divorces, and examines how such marriages and divorces are portrayed in several forms of media. It indicates how these sorts of Chinese--foreign marriage the place chinese language patriotism and chinese language values are preserved are depicted favourably, while other forms of Chinese--foreign marriage, particularly these the place chinese language ladies marry international nationals, are disapproved of, male international nationals being noticeable as having a propensity to infidelity, deception, violence and making the most of chinese language ladies. The e-book contrasts the portrayal of Chinese--foreign marriage with the truth, and with the depiction of Chinese--Chinese marriage the place the various similar difficulties observe. total, the e-book sheds a lot mild on altering social techniques and on present imaginings of China’s position within the world.

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2013: 32). 2%) Source: Zhongguo Minzheng Tongji Nianjian (China Civil Affairs Statistical Yearbook, 1987–1999). 30 Obstacles, statistics and regulations that both spouses of Chinese and Korean show high proportions of remarriage, especially since the beginning of the 2000s (Kim 2010: 139, 150). These figures indicate that in the last two decades, an increasing number of people in Chinese– foreign marriages, either Chinese or non-Chinese tend to marry a ‘foreign spouse’ after divorce. 3 shows that most of these marriages were registered in major cities such as Shanghai and provinces with an early history of economic development on China’s eastern seaboard.

Finally, it examines the expansion of Chinese legal frameworks that regulate the increasing numbers of Chinese–foreign marriages and divorces. This provides the necessary background for subsequent discussions of how China’s media frame the ‘new’ social phenomenon of intercultural marriage in the PRC. Chapter 3 analyses newspaper coverage of Chinese–foreign marriage in the PRC since 1979, providing an overview of the broad trends and themes presented in media reports of intercultural marriage, as both a reflection of and influence on, 18 Introduction wider social, economic and cultural changes in China.

These areas are geographically close to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and trade between mainland China and these regions has expanded since the 1990s and especially since the 2000s. By way of comparison, there was an average of 1,670 Chinese–foreign marriages registered in the northern province of Heilongjiang, 1,560 marriages in the northern province of Jilin and around 663 marriages in China’s capital city of Beijing per year (Zhonghua renmin gongheguo minzhengbu 1979 to 2012). These areas are geographically close to Korea and Japan and trade between mainland China and these regions has also expanded since the 1990s and especially since the 2000s.

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