Hua Han, Anthropology
In rural China, out-migration and disparity has profound impacts on kinship practices. Based on an ethnographic field research conducted in 2005-2006 on migration and industrialization, this project investigates changing notions of love, affection, sexuality, and marriage among young Chinese villagers by providing a documentary account of a uxorilocal wedding between a well-off Yi bride and a poor Han groom in Panzhihua, P.R. China. About 28 hours of video footage were collected during the filed study from which a final 40 minute film will be made.