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Marriage Matters

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In ‘Marriage Matters’, Alice Wong and Aryan Javaherian observe how the Chinese media actively creates a negative image of young unmarried women.

In ‘Marriage Matters’, Alice Wong and Aryan Javaherian observe how the Chinese media actively creates a negative image of young unmarried women. The term “leftover women” was introduced by the Chinese government in 2007 as a reaction to the “overabundance” of men resulting from the one-child policy put in place by the People’s Republic of China in 1979. There is a growing group of women who are opting for an independent lifestyle and refusing to be tied down to a dominant and often less intelligent man.

Alice Wong & Aryan Javaherian

Alice Wong (1989) is a Story Designer based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Through her research, she aims to translate academic research into a comprehensive multi-perspective story. Her principal topic of interest is the intersection of biographical documentary, media and social phenomena.

She is partnering with Design Strategist Aryan Javaherian (1991) on narrating a multi-perspectives research story, that can increase awareness of truths.