As a long-standing tradition, early-age marriage was prevalent in China in the past. According to The New York Times , the State Council of the People's Republic of China Central People's Government issued an "edict" in regarding the Population and Family Planning Program one-child-policy to address the urgent gender imbalance and cited it as a major "threat to social stability". The exact etymology of the term is not conclusively known, but most reliable sources cite it as having entered the mainstream in But girls with an average or ugly appearance will find it difficult" and "These girls hope to further their education in order to increase their competitiveness.
Age at marriage is rising for Asian women and men, according to new data
Women in Traditional China | Asia Society
PIP: The social transformations in Asia are described: delayed age at marriage and the proportions marrying. Policy implications are ascertained. The norm for female age at marriage has risen from 15 years to years in south Asia, and from 18 years to 24 years and older in east Asia. Men's marriage age has also risen but not as much. Concurrent changes have occurred with fertility declines and small family sizes and lower population growth, with changing roles for women, and with emergent youth subcultures and increased prevalence of premarital sexual behavior. The number of singles is rising and expected to continue to rise.
She Thought She’d Married a Rich Chinese Farmer. She Hadn’t.
But she had a premonition. Kanwal, 22, who lives in a poor neighborhood in the city of Gujranwala, in the eastern province of Punjab. Arranged marriages are common in Pakistan, but this one was unusual.
In China from very early times, men have been seen as the core of the family. When women enter the early historical record, it is often because they caused men problems. Some women schemed to advance their own sons when their husband had sons by several women. In BCE, for instance, the daughter of one of the most powerful ministers in the state of Zheng learned from her husband that the ruler had ordered him to kill her father. The ruler of Zheng placed the blame on the husband for foolishly confiding in his wife.