Parent matchmaking is a practice that is still quite alive and visible in Chinese cities today. Hoping to shield their kids from the romantic failures they themselves experienced, anxious Chinese parents are taking their adult children’s happiness into their own hands. getAbstract recommends this article to those who are curious about China’s unique marriage market and who want to understand its sociocultural origin.
In this summary, you will learn
- What Chinese parents do to find matches for their children,
- Why they are simultaneously popular and unsuccessful, and
- Why Chinese parents are anxious about getting their children’s married.
About the Author
Peidong Sun is an associate professor at the history department of Fudan University. She obtained two sociology PhD degrees: one from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and the other from Sun Yat-sen University.