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dc.contributor.authorLo, Tit Wingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-31T01:37:24Z-
dc.date.available2023-01-31T01:37:24Z-
dc.date.issued2022-
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.cihe.edu.hk/jspui/handle/cihe/3623-
dc.description.abstractThe custom of ghost marriages has been passed down since the ancient times in China. Adults who died before marriage could not be buried with their ancestors. Their families did not want to leave bodies outside, as they believed that the spirits would become lonely. Instead, they wished to find husbands or wives for their dead relatives to continue the family tree. The custom has spawned a large ghost bride market, resulting in the trading of female corpses. This industry and its profits have driven criminals to kidnap and murder women, raid tombs and morgues, steal and traffic corpses. The study demonstrates that while in the folklore the stigma of being unmarried should apply to both men and women, the corpses trafficked are mainly women and in poorer provinces. While ghost marriages create a market of supply and demand in booming rural China, the market also indicates income and gender inequality behind the crime.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Journal of Criminologyen_US
dc.titleGhost brides and crime networks in rural Chinaen_US
dc.typejournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11417-022-09367-6-
dc.contributor.affiliationFelizberta Lo Padilla Tong School of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.issn1871-014Xen_US
dc.description.volume17en_US
dc.description.issue3en_US
dc.description.startpage371en_US
dc.description.endpage389en_US
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