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Chinese Boys' Clothing: Marriage

Figure 1.--This is an example of child marring ay the turn-of-the 20th century in the alte Qing (manchu) dynasty.

For our HBC website when it comes to marriage we aee prinmary concerned with the outfits for children involved in marriage ceraemonies. This usually means fornal oujtfits as wedings are usyally formal events. Children can have parts in the events such as ring bearers and users. If hust attending they are commionly wearing suits or at least shirts and ties. For China it is a little different, especially traditioinally. There were child marriages. China is not the only country is which child marriages were permissable. Traditional Chinese marriage ( 婚姻 ) were often arranged between families. and this could include arrangements as children. A marriage was often decided not by a young couple's love, but by their parents' desires. Only after a matchmaker's introduction and when parents considered the two family conditions were similar and could be matched, would the marriage arrangements proceed. Factors that should be taken into consideration included wealth and social status. If a boy's family was well-off or an official family, parents would insist on a girl from a family of some means. This is when the 'three Letters and six etiquettes' would come into play. When child anrriahes were arranged, it usually involved the more affluent families. Child marriage is basically a matter of gender inequality and the a value sytem in which women and girls are somehow inferior to men and boys. Child marriage is no longer commin, but has not entirely ended. While the traditional practice of arranged marriage has been illegal in China since the Revolution (1950). Parents conyinue to bn heavily involved in their children's marital decisions. Child marriage is no longer common, but there are continuing issues. Little informatiin is available as the Chinese Government suppresses information in any thing that is perceived as nehative,. Astudy by the UN Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons reports cases of young Cambodian girls being trafficked to China to marry (2016). There are reports of young girls from Vietnam being forcibly married ij China. Girls from Kachin and Shan states (Myanmar) have crossed into China to escape fighting amd being forcibly married in China. The very pronounced gender imbalance in Chinaas a result of the country's child policy and gender selective abortion will increase in coming years. And thus more men searching for foreign brides.


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