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Taiwanese Men’s Wife-Finding Tours in Southeast Asian Countries and China

  • Chun-Yu Lin
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Abstract

The total number of migrants over the last two decades who have gone to Taiwan for the purpose of international marriage currently stands at more than 450,000. The greatest proportion of them are women, and most come from Mainland China (MC) and Southeast Asian countries (SEA), such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand.

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Southeast Asian Country Hegemonic Masculinity Mainland China Taiwanese Woman Vietnamese Woman 
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