Love letters: The A, B, C and D of finding 'the one' in Shanghai
- August 13, 2010
- Wang Feng, sociology professor, is quoted on CNN August 12, 2010
With Chinese Valentine's Day (Qixi Festival) approaching on August 16, love is on people's minds. But in recent years, it may not be in their hearts. With high family expectations and economic pressures creating new challenges in the search for love in Shanghai, it is becoming increasingly difficult for 20- and 30-somethings to find a suitable dui xiang -- a partner -- to share their life and assets with.... "Involuntary bachelorhood so far is largely confined to the poor," explains Professor Wang Feng, Chair of the sociology department at University of California, Irvine and an expert in Chinese population demographics. "For men, especially those in Shanghai, finding a wife is still possible and marriage is still one of the primary markers of success in life."
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