Marriages after the Cultural Revolution in china
Date: September 01, 2009 10:56AM
In late 1970s, china entered into a period of “opening to the outside world.” With the great change in the fields of politics, economy and culture, people’s standards of marriage have also witnessed a tremendous and amazing change.
In 1977 and 1978, when colleges and universities resumed the recruit of students after ten-year interruption, it could be seen that all media started a new call for respect of knowledge. As a result, a large proportion of girls started to think a lot of educational diploma when they were seeking their boyfriends.
Advertisements for husbands and wives began to appear on newspapers, television and magazines. Matchmaking services could be found in different places. People had a broader range of choices than ever, which enabled them to make better decisions on their own will. I didn’t go through that period but I can imagine the serious matter happened during that time.
As the Chinese sage Laozi might have said: The era of sure-fire profits in Asia is gone : from now on, common chinese will have to equip themselves with steady nerves and a hefty dose of soothing Chinese wisdom. Internet development gives some group like Master Li’s followers room to spread rumor while a real Chinese prefer Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires. Said by Laozi