Daughters of the Canton Delta
Marriage Patterns and Economic Strategies in South China, 1860–1930
ISBN : 978-962-209-310-2
248 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 2 maps
For sale in Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, China, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand only
This book describes an extraordinary traditional marriage system, ‘delayed transfer marriage’ , that is virtually unknown in the ethnographic literature on Chinese Society, though it was widely practised in the Canton Delta for at least 20 years.