FEMINISM

China’s ‘Self-Comb Women’ Never Smashed the Patriarchy. So What?

Some anti-marriage activists are trying to lay claim to the self-comb legacy. They’re missing these women’s real significance.

SOCIETY

China Lights #5: "I don’t mean to brag, but I’m pretty good with women"

Thoughts on sex, marriage, and death from a former Beijing "street kid"

FICTION

Fiction: The Trial

A novelist discovers the power of words over life and death—from our issue “Contagion”

IDIOMS

Choice Chengyu: Romantic Ramblings

Singles Day isn’t just about the sales

SOCIETY

Sexual Healing

Surveys suggest that, after decades of official puritanism and a culture of sexual shaming, young Chinese are leading the way in promoting greater sex positivity—but marriage still presents a sticking point.

The Noughty Nineties: The Parent

Meet China’s newest generation of parents—from our cover story

The Noughty Nineties

How the “post-90s generation” has grown up in the new millennium

LIVING IN CHINA

Love is blind? First date choices (and what they say about you)

After last week’s KFC blind date goes wrong, we weigh in on the pros and cons of date locations

HISTORY

Immodest Proposals

What did ancient Chinese men have to give to get married?

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Relatively annoying

Friends and family from afar can be a burden instead of joy

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