The heroine is married to a boy in an outside clan, but regrets regarding this decision occur when her original clan has problems bearing heirs. Bride kidnapping is distinguished from raptio in that the former refers to the abduction of one woman by one man and his friends and relatives , and is still a widespread practice, whereas the latter refers to the large scale abduction of women by groups of men, possibly in a time of war see also war rape. This Monster!

In many cases, the women are kidnapped and sold to men in poorer regions of China, or as far abroad as Mongolia. Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law.

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