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This is an empirical study of how conventional practice of Xiangqin (matchmaking) revives and forms a specific dating culture in modern China. Individuals' concrete experience of participating in various new forms of Xiangqin (i.e. commercial matchmaking websites and offline fairs, high-end matchmaking clubs, marriage-hunting services, matchmaking TV shows) are investigated. Through the perspective of commodification of intimacy and gender politics, the study argues that modern Chinese datingdoi:10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n9p319 fatcat:a2tnmagus5hmjblyn4zwvk2wr4