Breaking social norms in a traditionally patriarchal society, more women in China are buying homes than ever before. Women's increasing financial independence, the one-child policy and changes in divorce laws all contributed to this trend. Recognizing this trend, Chinese property developers are now placing more emphasis on the presentation of show homes to attract more female customers. Jing Yibu, a reporter for the leading Chinese newspaper Southern Weekly, interviews multiple female homebuyers with different backgrounds and uses intriguing storytelling to present their motivations, financial resources and legal considerations. This is an interesting and insightful read for anyone curious about gender issues in China.
About the Author
Jing Yibu is a reporter for Southern Weekly, one of the most outspoken newspaper in China which The New York Times has described as “China’s most influential liberal newspaper.”