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#61 Controversial Marriage Custom in China - Betrothal Gift (Hybrid)
#61 Controversial Marriage Custom in China - Betrothal Gift (Hybrid)

Thu, Mar 14


Toronto Mandarin School - Downtown

#61 Controversial Marriage Custom in China - Betrothal Gift (Hybrid)

We bring up the controversy of a Chinese marriage tradition, betrothal gift (彩礼 cǎi lǐ) - from its historical roots to its evolving significance in modern times, and its role in shaping familial relationships and gender dynamics.

Time & Location

Mar 14, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT

Toronto Mandarin School - Downtown, 25 Adelaide St E #504, Toronto, ON M5C 3A1, Canada

About the event

Appetizer (30 mins) - Introduction to New Words & Phrases

You will learn about how the tradition of betrothal gift (彩礼 cǎi lǐ) was formed, as well as how such custom is being practiced and perceived in contemporary Chinese society.

Main Course (30 mins) - Now, Let's Practice

You will be showcased some controversial scenarios about how 彩礼 cǎi lǐ stimulates discussion within the families and the society, then react and reflect on them from your personal perspectives.

Dessert (30 mins) - Open Discussions

You will participate in a discussion about how 彩礼 cǎi lǐ custom has been, and will be developed in relation to the trends about marriage and family relationships in Chinese culture.


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