Daughters of the Canton Delta

Marriage Patterns and Economic Strategies in South China, 1860–1930


Janice E. Stockard

ISBN : 978-962-209-310-2

Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology

May 1992

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

  • HK$110.00

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.