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Academia Journal of Educational Research 9(11): 189-201, November 2021
DOI: 10.15413/ajer.2021.0137
ISSN 2315-7704
2021 Academia Publishing



An exploration of the cultural adaptation of marriage and love between Chinese and African in Guangzhou


Accepted 15th October, 2021

Run Feng1, Xiaoyu Ma1 and Jun Luo2*


The increasing love and marriage between African people and Chinese people have drawn the extensive attention of the masses, and, the scholars around China. In fact, what has been implied in this phenomenon refers much to the inter-ethnic theories that are composed of assimilation theory, structural theory, exchange theory, and, cultural adaptation theory. On the basis of the affective and pragmatic needs to be met between the lovers bound by African business men and Chinese women, African business men tend to follow the rules of adhesive adaptation in their communication with and adaptation to their couples, while Chinese women choose to make concession, which has given rise to different adaptation outcomes in different respects. With respect to their behaviors, Chinese and African lovers or couples are able to make compromise for each other to lead a harmonious life characterized with their co-existence. In terms of their minds, they try their best to keep the original independence of their own core culture. In the light of their beliefs, they stick to their strong wiliness of resisting against the assimilation of Chinese women to get to the consistence of their beliefs. Thus, it can be concluded that the mutual adaptation to the culture of each other in the love and marriage between Chinese people and African people is the inevitable outcome caused by the interaction of the social factors, ethnic traits, individual minds, and psychological factors between them when they have to be faced with the tremendous pressures from their love and marriage.

Key words: intermarriage, marriage between Chinese and African, cultural adaptation, adaptation strategies.

This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. 

Cite this article as:

Feng R, Ma X, Luo J (2021). An exploration of the cultural adaptation of marriage and love between Chinese and African in Guangzhou. Acad. J. Educ. Res. (11): 189-201.

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