Accepted paper:

Analysis on the development and dilemma of mainland Chinese brides in Taiwan

Authors:

Wan Wang
Jiang Tao (University of International Relations)

Paper short abstract:

Mainland Chinese brides are to refer to those marriage emigrations in Taiwan, who are from mainland China. Mainland Chinese brides has gradually experienced the process of being integrated into the local society and accepting local values in Taiwan.

Paper long abstract:

Mainland Chinese brides are to refer to those marriage emigrations in Taiwan, who are from mainland China. Since the Taiwan authorities allowed mainland Chinese people to visit relatives in Taiwan in 1987, nearly 300000 mainland Chinese females has been married to Taiwan. Two aspects of challenges emerged concerning this pattern of migration. One the one hand, during this period, cross-strait relations has undergone complex changes, the Taiwan authorities has developed and implemented special but defensive policies towards mainland Chinese brides, defensive or supportive. On the other hand, there exists great differences in several aspects between Taiwan and mainland China, such as ideology, social culture, traditional customs, values, etc. Therefore, the mainland Chinese brides has been exposed to problems, such as settlement in Taiwan, jobs, social identity, families, etc. However, things has become much more positive recently with the help of strong social concerns, favorable policies and development of private organizations. Mainland Chinese brides has gradually experienced the process of being integrated into the local society and accepting local values in Taiwan.At the same time,special migration culture of mainland Chinese brides is being formed, which blends their original culture with local culture in Taiwan.It seems that those mainland Chinese brides who possess similar traditions and experience inclines to form groups, and become an important part of emigrations in Taiwan.

panel P047
Migration of culture across organizations and communities