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:

Fundy Blue said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Sakuranko said...

This is really weird~
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Christine said...

Yes weird

Neesie said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

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.

Martha said...

That's interesting.

Lois said...

My family has two instances of cousins marrying each other.

happyone said...

Seems strange.

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