Marriage, Imperial (Fēngjiàn dìguó shídài de hūnyīn 封建帝国时代的婚姻)

Jiu-hwa Lo UPSHUR

One of the wedding traditions of wealthy families in imperial China was to transport the bride to her in-law’s house in a sedan chair.

In imperial China (211 BCE–1912 CE), the institution of marriage—which influenced succession and property rights—followed laws and customs based in both Chinese tradition and Confucian principles.

In Confucian China, as in most of the world, the family was the heart of society. Not surprisingly, many provisions in the legal codes of the….

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