HISTORY

Romance and Rebellion in Republican China

How picture newspapers in the early 20th century reflected changing views on freedom and love

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SOCIETY

The Desires and Disappointments of Chinese Seniors Seeking Twilight Love

At Beijing’s Changpuhe Park, hundreds of elderly Chinese have been looking for a partner for company, sex, and mutual care, but few succeed

NEWS

Bullied Photographer Commits Suicide and Other Trending News

Bullied photographer’s suicide, TV show criticized for on-screen cat death, traditional meat smoking causes fires, Canada Goose in hot water again—it’s Viral Week

LIFE

My Mother Was a Sex Worker

A young woman reminisces about growing up and learning about love, life, and family in the red-light district

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LIVING IN CHINA

The Chinese Couples Choosing to “Live in Sin"

More Chinese couples are breaking old taboos (and laws) by living together without marrying

FEMINISM

Forget ‘Leftover Women’—What About the Women Being Left Out?

With media outlets and policymakers focused on unmarried, highly educated women, the challenges faced by those who marry early often go overlooked.

BOOKS

Good Romance: Chinese Novels About Love

Romantic literature that influenced several generations

LIVING IN CHINA

In-Law Wars

Traditionalists are upset, as Xinhua reveals maternal grandmothers offer more childcare than paternal grandmothers

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LIFE

State of Affairs

Rocketing divorce rates have alarmed the government—is a culture of infidelity to blame?

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LIFE

What Women Want/Don’t Want

TWOC presents the most desirable types of Chinese man and those opposite ones

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