Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fact of the Day: Chinese Cousins

While marriage between two first-cousins was common for many cultures, China had a strange double-standard. Typically a person was not allowed to marry a first-cousin with the same surname, however they could marry a first-cousin with a different surname. 

12 comments:

  1. Weird! Makes no sense, but I'm sure there was some reason behind the double standard.

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  2. What if one went and changed their name? That work? lol

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  3. I'd think this law would be easy to get around.

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  4. Well you learn something new every day...thanks :D

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  5. Everyone has a difference way...............

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  6. I've thought people in China get husband's surname after marriage later anyway too!
    And I've heard it's not good if they want to have kids.

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  7. My family has two instances of cousins marrying each other.

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  8. I guess there is a loophoel to every rule. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving me a kind comment :)

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    E from Helsinki, Finland
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