This Handbook advances research on the family and marriage in China by providing readers with a multidisciplinary and multifaceted coverage of major issues in one single volume. It addresses the major conceptual, theoretical and methodological issues of marriage and family in China and offers critical reflections on both the history and likely progression of the field. By examining the traditional ideas of marriage and family in China against new concepts, state policy changes and market reforms, the Handbook exposes the impact these changes are having on familial structures, traditional institutions and marital ideals. The eminent contributors include established scholars and emerging stars in this area of research, ranging from Australia, China, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the UK and the US. Working as a comprehensive and convenient reference for future research, this Handbook provides an extensive overview of the key issues in the field. An excellent reference tool for researchers and students of sociology, anthropology, public policy, family studies and China studies, this Handbook provides the knowledge for further research to flourish.