CROSS-BORDER MARRIAGE MIGRATION OF VIETNAMESE WOMEN TO CHINA

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dc.contributor.author Su, Lianling
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-26T19:30:28Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-26T19:30:28Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15663
dc.description.abstract This study analyzes the cross-border marriage migration of Vietnamese women to China. It is based on sixty-four in-depth interviews with Chinese-Vietnamese couples living in Guangxi province, near the border between China and Vietnam. Most of these Vietnamese women are “invisible,” or undocumented, in China because they do not have legal resident status. The women came from rural areas in northern Vietnam and generally have relatively lower levels of education. The primary reason the Vietnamese women chose to marry Chinese men rather than Vietnamese men was to have a better life in China; the women stated that living in China was better because of its stronger economic conditions, higher standard of living, and the higher quality of housing for families. Many of the Vietnamese women stated that by marrying Chinese men, they could also support their family in Vietnam. The Chinese men who marry Vietnamese women tend to be at the lower end of the social-economic spectrum with limited education. These men often have difficulties finding Chinese wives due to their low economic status and the overall shortage of local Chinese women. Both the Vietnamese women and Chinese men use different types of informal social networks to find their potential spouses. The cultural (particularly linguistic) similarities and historical connections between the border regions of China and Vietnam facilitate cross-border marriages and migration, which are likely to continue in the future. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Targeted Excellence in East Asia Grant and Department of Geography at K-state en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Marriage Migration en_US
dc.title CROSS-BORDER MARRIAGE MIGRATION OF VIETNAMESE WOMEN TO CHINA en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.description.advisor Max Lu en_US
dc.subject.umi Geography (0366) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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