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Individualism and the Transformation of Bridewealth in Rural China

Thursday 22 May, 5.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Professor Yunxiang Yan, associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, will be speaking on Individualism and the Transformation of Bridewealth in Rural China on Thursday 22 May at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He will look at family life and kinship in modern rural China and the issue of bridewealth - the transfer of money or property from the groom's family to the brides' - and suggest that a number of factors, including the emergence of new ideas about individualism and individuality, have helped to reshape both the practice and meaning of bridewealth in China.

Professor Yunxiang Yan is the author of The Flow of Gifts: reciprocity and social networks in a Chinese village and Private Life Under Socialism: love intimacy and family change in a Chinese village.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

16 May 2003

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