By Hua-Lun Huang

long ago century, millions of girls and women have disappeared in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. there are numerous purposes: the ladies variously have been offered as “foreign spouses”; imprisoned for his or her political opinions; taken to nighttime golf equipment or therapeutic massage parlors to paintings as “escorts”; supplied as “comfort girls” to infantrymen; or murdered through girl corpse buyers and bought as “ghost brides” to households trying to supply their deceased sons other halves within the afterlife. The youngest ladies fell sufferer to infanticide, the tragic results of a “one baby” legislations in a male-dominated society.
end result of the gender imbalance those disappearances created, numerous younger men now be afflicted by the “marriage squeeze,” closing unmarried with no households in their personal. This sociological learn explores the institutional components, develops a typology for those populations, and lays a starting place for the exam of misplaced populations within the future.

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