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To put this into socioeconomic perspective: In an international world, Ms. Jim Garrison, in his , took this duality to the most profound level when he analyzed today’s gender politics using folk wisdom and mythology (Garrison, 2000).

A German top official with the Goethe-Institute in Shanghai once remarked that “marrying a Chinese woman will make you rich.” This statement was soon retracted, and the man repatriated, but his advice wasn't too far off the mark.

Each year there are thousands of Western males flocking into Shanghai or Beijing with dreams to find a Chinese woman, learn the language, and make a fortune - in that order. The Western "obsession" with Asian femininity and sexuality goes back to over three hundred years of European colonialism and orientalism, well reported in literature and scholarship.

In this she is running against cultural expectations: though China’s economic and physical landscape have changed beyond recognition in recent decades, social mores lag far behind.

In imperial China the family was seen as the building block of a stable society.

The generation born after 1979, when the one-child policy was introduced, are fishing for mates in a pool that has changed dramatically.

On the one hand mass migration means people now rarely marry fellow villagers or workmates.

Animated, affable and razor sharp, she graduated at the top of her high-school class and then left China to study at Yale, where she earned a and a graduate qualification in law.

She worked briefly at a New York City law firm before feeling the pull of home – like most Chinese her age she is an only child – and moved back to be closer to her parents.

The vast majority of these surplus men live in impoverished rural areas tending family farms (female villagers were free to migrate in search of better jobs and husbands).

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