In many ways, dating shows became a powerful way to facilitate these changes.By looking at the development of Chinese television dating shows, we can see how love and marriage changed from a ritualized system mired in the past to the liberated, Western-style version we see today.For single people, they’re a platform for seeking potential spouses; for fans, they’re the subject of gossip and dissection; for the cultural elites, they’re a topic for derision; and for the government, they’re a target for surveillance.Compared with Western cultures, China has traditionally had a vastly different value system towards marriages and family.The Conversation UK receives funding from Hefce, Hefcw, SAGE, SFC, RCUK, The Nuffield Foundation, The Ogden Trust, The Royal Society, The Wellcome Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Alliance for Useful Evidence, as well as sixty five university members.View the full list Today, dating shows are an important ingredient in China’s cultural diet, with popular shows like “If You Are the One” and “One Out of a Hundred” attracting millions of viewers.Pan Wang does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.University of Technology Sydney provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation AU.
A historical analysis of globalization, its origins, growth and implications, can provide a more comprehensive look, and better understanding of the concept and discussion surrounding globalization.
Some visit every weekend, others, every few months.
But on average, long-distance couples see each other 1.5 times a month, according to center statistics.
This work thus also provides a means to understand how material culture can be used to assess the impact of global engagement in our contemporary world.
As such, it will appeal to archaeologists and historians as well as social science researchers interested in the origins of globalization.