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For thousands of years, marriage in China was a private contract between two families and not registered by the authorities. The spouses elected by their parents often saw each other for the first time on their wedding day. With such a marriage system, there was no room for premarital love. Marriages in ancient China were essentially polygamous. The principle of maintaining them were two factors: tolerance and strict adherence to the form of behavior forcing mutual politeness. Polygamy in China was a phenomenon on a much broader scale than elsewhere and survived much longer than in other cultural and civilization systems. In a family formed according to Confucian principles, a woman has been subjected to discrimination since her childhood and held an unequal, subordinate position. In traditional Chinese society, there were three options for terminating marriages (one of which involved a husband's unilateral declaration of divorce). The industrial, political and social revolution that swept China in the first half of the 20th century led to fundamental changes in family relations. Significant moral changes occurred in the 1950s.