Brides on Sale: Taiwanese Cross-Border Marriages in a Globalizing Asia

Todd L. Sandel ’86. Beginning in the 1990s, large numbers of women from Mainland China and Southeast Asia married men in Taiwan. This book argues that the rise of these marriages is a gendered and relational phenomenon, linked to the forces of globalization. Exploring how these relationships are formed, how they impact gendered understandings of women and men, how families are constituted and relationships developed, and how they affect the children of these families and their education, this book breaks new ground in our understanding of transnational and cross-border marriages by looking at the long-term effects of such marriages on communities, families and individuals.