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Marriage and Marriageability: Marriage and Marriageability

Chigusa Yamaura


How do the Japanese men and Chinese women who participate in cross-border matchmaking—individuals whose only interaction is often just one brief meeting—come to see one another as potential marriage partners? This book traces the practices of Sino-Japanese matchmaking from transnational marriage agencies in Tokyo to branch offices and language schools in China, from initial meetings to marriage, the visa application processes, and beyond to marital life in Japan. Engaging issues of colonial history, local norms, and the very ability to conceive of another or oneself as marriageable, the book r ... More

Keywords: cross-border matchmaking, Japanese men, Chinese women, Sino-Japanese matchmaking, transnational marriage, cross-border marriage, gendered migration, marital relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501750144
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501750144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chigusa Yamaura, author
University of Oxford