Heart of the Dragon (1984)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Gender Issues, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Examining courtship and matrimony in China since the Cultural Revolution. In the past, says narrator Anthony Quayle, "[marriage] was an arrangement between two families in which the girl had little say." Today, women have more choice. Observed: the wedding day of a couple in Maoping.

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China, marriage, marriage-broker, population-control, women's-issues