Dr. Wang Pan completed her PhD in International studies at the University of Technology Sydney in 2013. She teaches and researches in China and Asian studies, Media and Communication, as well as International studies. She is the author of the book Love and Marriage in Globalizing China (Abingdon: Routledge 2015). Her most recent publications include Wang Pan (2016) ‘Inventing Traditions: Television Dating Shows in the People’s Republic of China’, Media, Culture and Society (DOI: 10.1177/0163443716648493), Wang Pan (2015) ‘Media Presentations of Cross-Strait Marriage in Contemporary China’, China Media Research, 11, 1: 46–57 and Wang Pan and Jeffreys Elaine (2013) ‘The Rise of Chinese-Foreign Marriage in Mainland China (1979–2010)’, China Information, 27, 3: 347–69 (DOI: 10.1177/0920203X13492791). Her contact details are: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, CB10.5.405, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia. Email address: Pan.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese Media studies, Chinese culture studies, Intercultural marriage studies
China studies ( history, media, philosophy, traditional and contemporary culture, politics etc.) , Asian studies, International studies, and Media studies.
Pan, W. 2015, Love and marriage in globalizing China, Routledge, Oxon, UK.
This book, based on extensive original research, outlines the different types of Chinese--foreign marriage, and divorce, and the changing scale and changing patterns of such marriages, and divorces, and examines how such marriages and ...
Chinese dating shows emerged in the late 1980s and initially were a space for marriage advertisement for individuals. It has then evolved into an entertainment arena for singles to show talent, discuss, and interact with one another. The evolution of the shows not only reflects the changing preference of television viewers but also testifies the broader changes of social and gender relations, media regulations, as well as the different values and identities across generations. By examining the invention and reinvention processes of China's television dating shows, the article argues that dating shows played a significant role in advancing traditional marriage matchmaking culture through (re)invention of new traditions. In doing so, it has not only created new television genres but also mobilized the audience to discuss love and marriage and to voice their opinions on a rapidly changing society.
This research note examines the growth of Chinese-foreign marriage in mainland China since 1979. From the founding of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) in 1949 until the early 1990s, Chinese-foreign marriage was an unusual occurrence in the country. Statistics compiled by the PRCs Ministry of Civil Affairs indicate that the number of couples registering a Chinese-foreign marriage in mainland China increased almost tenfold between 1979 and 2010, although that figure has since stabilized at a lower rate. The article explores these changes in three stages. First, it maps the architecture of the PRCs Marriage Laws and reform-era regulations on marriage registration, showing how Chinese-foreign marriages have been categorized as different types of `cross-border and international marriages. Second, it provides a statistical breakdown of the number, type and gendered composition of Chinese-foreign marriages registered in mainland China between 1979 and 2010. It concludes by highlighting the gendered character and spatial dimensions of mainland Chinese-foreign marriages, and pointing to their largely `intracultural as opposed to international bases.
wang, P., 'How TV dating shows helped change love and marriage in China forever'.