Ruzhui: When Chinese Men “Marry Into” Wife’s Family

Ruzhui, where Chinese men “marry into” the wife’s family and have the child carry her name, turns Chinese marriage tradition upside down.

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My Chinese Husband, Almost Switched at Birth

When my Chinese husband was born, the neighbors wanted to swap him for their baby daughter. I couldn’t help but wonder what this said about women in China.

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Chapter 48: The Pressures of an Unmarried Chinese man in the Countryside

I wondered why Er Ge — the second oldest brother of John, my Chinese boyfriend — was so painfully quiet. Learning his story was like a window into the pressures of young unmarried Chinese in the countryside.

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