Changes in New China Wedding ConventionsDecember 13, 2011The traditionally ornate weddings and complex rituals of Imperial times changed dramatically after the founding of New China according to the social and political environment of each epoch.
Chinese Wedding TraditionsDecember 12, 2011Red is central to the wedding theme of China. It signifies love, joy and prosperity and is used in a variety of ways in Chinese wedding traditions. The bride's wedding down is often red, as are the wedding invitations, and wedding gift boxes or envelopes for cash gifts. Even the bride and groom's homes are decorated in red on the wedding day.
Traditions of Arranged Marriages in ChinaDecember 12, 2011Chinese marriage became custom during the Warring States period (402-221 B.C.). Due to the vast expanse and long history of Chinese marriage customs and ceremonies, there are different practices that are followed in different places, although they all generally adhere to similar guidelines. Visitors still have opportunities to witness traditional marriages in the countryside.
Chinese Marriage Through a Foreigner's EyesDecember 12, 2011For a brief introduction to Chinese marriage traditions in history, see Chinese Marriage Custom. Perhaps a big difference for many foreigners is that in China marriage is seen as a joining of families, such as it was in the past in western countries.
Ancient Chinese Marriage CustomDecember 12, 2011Ever since ancient times, there has been a saying that the three most delightful moments in one's life come with success in the imperial examination, marriage and the birth of a son. From the Qin (221 BC – 206 BC) to Qing (1644 – 1911) Dynasties, the feudal system dominated over two thousands years.
Love Stories and Wedding Tales from the 1950s to the 1990sJuly 16, 2009Love is an eternal human theme, and the love-and-marriage stories of different eras define their historical features.