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A Year in Tibet by shuyun sun

This book is written by a Chinese documentary director who made the programmes and lived in Tibetan community for a year to do so, and who wrote this book is clear that her project is anthropological.

Chapter seven Tibetan wedding The parents of Zhongga come to mage Cidan to ask that whether or not the marriage of their daughter and a school-age young boy is suitable. They put all of their trust in mage and pray for a good result.

The bride will only be told she is getting married on her wedding day and that she will probably have to marry the groom’s school-age younger brother because traditionally most Tibetan brothers share their wives in a very literal fashion.