Famous Chinese couples with huge age gapThis post was edited by lt1322min at 2014-4-18 22:04
For some, dating someone who is considerably older or younger is not out of the question. A woman who gravitates to older men, may find them more attractive, mature, and stable. On the other hand, an older woman dating a younger man may not see a problem, until the gossip from her circle of friends comes within earshot: "She's found a new boy toy."
Sometimes age gap love causes sensation in the society. It will be obvious to those on the outside looking in that the relationship is out of balance and socially inappropriate.
One of the hottest topic online nowadays must be the love story of Liu Qiangdong, founder of the e-commerce site, JD.com and web celebrity Zhang Zetian, known online as 'Sister Milk Tea'.People are divided on their love affair. Some think Zhang is perfectly suitable for the successful man and they deserve to be blessed. However, others think it is not so good because Liu is 19 years older than Zhang.
Does Age Difference Matter in Love?
But throughout China, there are indeed some famous couples who do not mind even over- 50-year difference in their romance.
Age Gap: 27 years
Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese revolutionary, first president and founding father of the Republic of China. He was an old friend of Song ‘s father. Song and Sun were married in Japan on October 25, 1915. That year Sun was 49 years of age, and Song Ching Ling was 22. But Sun did not divorce his first wife Lu Muzhen due to opposition from the Chinese community.
Age Gap: 23 yearsWang Guangmei was a respected Chinese politician, philanthropist, and First Lady, the wife of Liu Shaoqi, who served as the Chairman of the People's Republic of China from 1959 to 1968. At the age of 24, she met Liu Shaoqi, who was nearly twice her age and had married five times before. For years she served as his secretary. http://img1.gtimg.com/9/920/92054/9205488_980x1200_0.jpg
Age Gap: 54 years Chen Ning Yang is a Chinese-born American physicist who received the 1957 Nobel prize in physics. Yang at the age of 82 married his 28-year-old young wife Weng Fan in December 2004, whom Yang called the “final blessing from God.”
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Age Gap: 29 yearsJin Yong is a modern Chinese-language novelist. His fiction, which is of the wuxia genre, has a widespread following in Chinese-speaking areas. He married his third wife Lin Leyi, a part-time waitress. Jin Yong loves her so much that he must take Lin Leyi with him when he attend meetings, lectures of other social occasions. Wherever they are, Lin Leyi’s elegance makes her a focus in the crowd.
Age Gap: 16 years
Yu Qiuyu is perhaps one of the best-known Chinese cultural and literary figures in contemporary China. He married young woman Ma Lan in 1992. Ma Lan is a renowned Huangmei opera artist from Anhui Province. Yu is 16 years older than Ma.
Age Gap: 30 years
Li Ao is a writer, social commentator, historian, and independent politician in Taiwan. He is considered by many to be one of the most important modern Chinese essayists today. He married Wang Xiaotun, a nursing school student in 1992.