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This documentary about women’s lives in a rural Chinese village also explores themes of family, tradition and arranged marriage. It also contains some of the most unique wedding video you will ever see.
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How are the lives of young women in the village of Long Bow different than those of their mothers and grandmothers? How are they still similar?
How is marriage viewed? Do people marry for love? Economic reasons? How does one find a marriage partner or have a marriage arranged? Is marriage an individual or a family decision?
How does patrilocal residency (living with the husband’s family) affect rural women’s lives?
How are values of patriarchy (male superiority and dominance) expressed in words, actions and customs? Give examples.
What practical consequences did foot binding have on a woman? What were the cultural meanings associated with small feet?

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