《汉语世界》2016年第3期 The World of Chinese 2016 Issue 03
数不清的婚恋网站和交友APP, 千奇百怪的“把妹学”“女德班”, 供不应求的古老职业“媒人”……所有这些, 都服务于当今年轻人“找对象”这件大事
The gaps between rich and poor, urban and rural, even young and old are perhaps nowhere more prevalent than in the world of dating. Tradition remains, but the modern world has its part to play in the peculiar realm of courting in the Middle Kingdom. Those in rural areas still rely on the grace and connections of a professional matchmaker caused in no small part by the country’s gender imbalance. Lastly, we look at the pick-up artists ofChina—and how their Chinese proponents are adding a Chinese flavor to this distasteful dish.
Also this issue, we’ve got the surprisingly arduous journey of golf inChina, how it failed and how it might succeed once again with golf in the Olympics. In addition, we also look at the nation’s struggles with burgeoning Ponzi schemes that are bred from mistrust and lead many down dark paths. Our last feature takes on a slightly more upbeat subject: sexy lingerie; China has long been enthralled to foreign manufacturers in this arena, but the heart of manufacturing and a centuries-old piece of underwear might be bringing naughty knickers back home.
In this edition, literature lovers will find a new wuxia story from an up and coming female writer as well as an interview with Hans Christian Andersen Award winner Cao Wenxuan. We’ve also got some tasty reviews ofChina’s recent mer-film spectacular and a look into Mai Jia’s Decoded. All that and more are just a click away.
China is a story, we tell it.
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