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Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949–1968

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In 1950, China's new Communist government enacted a Marriage Law to allow free choice in marriage and easier access to divorce. Prohibiting arranged marriages, concubinage, and bigamy, it was one of the most dramatic efforts ever by a state to change marital and family relationships. In this comprehensive study of the effects of that law, Neil J. Diamant draws on newly ope ...more
Hardcover, 458 pages
Published March 4th 2000 by University of California Press (first published January 27th 2000)
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supercool, a nice combination of polisi and historical perspective on the Marriage Law (focusing on divorces) in 1950-1953, then 1954-1966
good teaching materials as well!
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