The current issue of Symbolic Interaction (Vol.36, 1) features Sandy To’s (杜先致) article “Understanding Sheng Nu (“Leftover Women”): the Phenomenon of Late Marriage among Chinese Professional Women“. The article investigates the “leftover women” phenomenon, i.e. the rise in unmarried professional Chinese. It explores the strategies that these women pursue to find a life-partner and identifies four different types of Chinese professional woman. The article is accompanied by an excellent Video Abstract.
Since its publication the article has received considerable interest by the media in the UK and elsewhere. Here are a few examples: