Great Media Coverage for Sandy To’s recent article in Symbolic Interaction

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:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2285865/Chinese-men-want-wives-easier-control-How-Chinas-high-flying-single-women-rejected-male-suitors-intimidated-successes.html

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/380764/China-career-woman-on-the-shelf

http://www.scotsman.com/news/international/chinese-men-reject-high-flying-women-1-2814281

 
 
 
Sandy’s article also received substantial media coverage in China. Here are a link to Chinese sources.

http://www.guokr.com/article/436757/

Also, the article is mentioned on the wikipedia entry of “Leftover Women” (“Sheng Nu”)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheng_nu

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