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Dating rituals china

Wedding rituals and customs often varied by region because of China's extensive and rich history and because of the numerous different cultures and ethno-linguistic groups that have been subsumed into modern Chinese culture.

The story about the marriage of Nüwa and Fu Xi, who were once sister and brother respectively, told about how they invented proper marriage procedures after becoming married.

At that time the world was unpopulated, so the siblings wanted to get married but, at the same time, they felt ashamed.

Traditionally incest has been defined as marriage between people with the same surname.

The bride is the one in the centre wearing a red dress and blue headpiece, presenting tea to her mother-in-law.

The Turki women also benefited in that they were not subjected to any legal binding to their Chinese husbands so they could make their Chinese husbands provide them with as much their money as she wanted for her relatives and herself since otherwise the women could just leave, and the property of Chinese men was left to their Turki wives after they died.

Turki women considered Turki men to be inferior husbands to Chinese and Hindus.

A marriage without a dowry or a betrothal gifts was also seen as dishonorable.