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