Chinese love culture dating
== “The late anthropologist Elisabeth Croll explained that Chinese relationship conventions changed overnight upon the Communist Party’s rise to power in 1949.Arranged marriages were outlawed (nominally, anyway), and young Chinese were encouraged, through several government campaigns, to find mates of their own.Love, romance, and dating are usually discouraged when people are young.The prevailing view is that young people should be studying not dating. In the early 2000s there was a case involving a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide by drinking rat poison because her grandmother tried to prevent her from falling in love.
Arranged marriage was legal and widely practiced in China well into the late twentieth century and is not unheard of even today.” [Source: Roseann Lake, China File, February 14, 2014 ==] ““Ancient Chinese literature is laden with tales of electrifying love at first sight and erotic bliss,” explains Stanford scholar of Chinese classics Haiyan Lee.
== “Confucian ideals long discouraged romance between spouses by privileging relationships between men instead.
As noted by the late scholar Francis Hsu in his book Under the Ancestors’ Shadow (Columbia University Press, 1948), Chinese families under Confucianism were gender hierarchies that subjugated women.
By the time their study was over in August 2012, they would revolutionize the understanding of the Chinese brain and its relation to romance.
Their work began in Beijing, where they recruited eighteen Chinese college students who reported being “deeply in love.” The students, who had been in relationships for an average of seven months, were put into a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (f MRI) machine at the Beijing MRI Center for Brain Research and shown a sequence of pictures for thirty seconds at a time.