Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Snowed In


Today we are experiencing another snow storm, the second in two weeks. Fortunately the amount of snow is not as great as the last storm, and hopefully, the roads will be clear by tomorrow. These days off are making havoc with the schedule.

I've been working on a paper about the Taiwan data collected 2007-08 and have been struck by similarities between so-called minor marriages (sim-pua) of the past and today's "waiji xinniang" or brokered marriages. There are economic and cultural reasons supporting each.