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Individualism and the Transformation of Bridewealth in Rural China

Malinowski Memorial Lecture

Date: Thursday 22 May 2003
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker
: Professor Yunxiang Yan
Chair: Dr Charles Stafford

A 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 bride's. A number of factors have helped to reshape both the practice and meaning of bridewealth.

Yunxiang Yan is associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He 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. Contact Barbara Wesley on 020 7955 7202 or email b.wesley@lse.ac.uk|

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