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The daily lives of sheng nus - Chinese leftover ladies   [Copy link] 中文

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Sheng nu, is a derogatory term made popular by the All-China Women's Federation that classifies women who remain unmarried in their late twenties and beyond. It is estimated that there are tens of thousands of sheng nus in Shanghai and Beijing.

China, and many other Asian countries, share a long history of conservation and patriarchal view of marriage and the family structure including marrying at a young age and hypergamy. The pressure from society and family has been the source criticism, shame, social embrassment and social anxiety for many women who are unmarried. However, sheng nus themselves take this term as a positive to mean "successful women".

Yang, 30, was attending a bachelorette party in Beijing

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Bonny, 31, was enjoying the hydrotherapy in Shanghai

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Bonny now lives with her mother. She learns skateborad in the spare time.

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Zhu Meiting, 29, works as a English teaher in Beijing. She owns a flat in Beijing where the housing prices are so high.

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These successful single ladies were celebrating the Valentine's day

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Zhao Yin (right), 30, came to Beijing to see her friend who just gave birth to a child.

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Tang Wei, 24, was preparing for the wedding ceremony in Shanghai

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