The dark history of China's ghost marriages

How an ancient tradition led to the illegal trade of cadavers

Stars Insider

02/02/23 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Ancient traditions

An ancient Chinese practice, known as mínghūn, or ghost marriage, has been around for centuries. Though unlike conventional marriage traditions, this one requires at least one of the parties to be dead!

Despite having been banned for many years, the ritual continues to take place in some parts of China, and with it the black market of criminal matchmakers who sell cadavers for this purpose continues to thrive.

Intrigued? Click through the following gallery to learn all about China's ghost marriages.

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