As there were only two female students in class, I thought we could have a discussion – and it seemed a more electrified topic than the grammar we had to review, so we went down this path of I started by trying to explain that westerners often date for fun especially before marriage.
But when we get married that we try to stay together, “until death (or divorce) do us part.” Then I went on a tangent talking about how social pressures are leading to higher rates of divorce. It seems like Chinese don’t start dating until much later than westerners.If you've inherited or purchased some pieces of antique china, it helps to know the process for learning more about your treasures.Often, the piece holds many clues, and understanding how to read these can help you identify the pattern.“So do you want to spend all your life with your wife? ” I was a bit shocked to her questioning and I thought the conversation was leading down a path of westerners being too open physically, or sexually, with our relationships and that Chinese were more conservative and so in some way better. “But, when you get married, do you want to spend your entire life with one woman? “Why then do they say westerners are so open if you want to share your life with only one person?After that we got back on track to western relationships by talking about my parents being happily married for over 30 years and how most people who get into marriages, hopefully, intend on staying together for the long-term. I have met a lot of my university students, 18-19 years old, never having kissed a boy or girl.Then I tried to show my understanding of Chinese relationships and how most Chinese don’t date for fun. (Looking back on my spin-the-bottle kissing parties at the age of 13 did make me judge my own moral past!A diamond-shaped registry mark was used between 18.The information within the diamond changed after 1867.With the increasing use of ceramic marks in the 19th century, a large proportion of English pottery and porcelain can be accurately identified and often dated.'England':- Inclusion of the word 'England' in marks denotes a date after 1891, although some manufacturers (Thomas Elsmore & Sons for example) added the word slightly before this date. It was William Mc Kinley (the 25th president of the USA) who introduced the highly protectionist Mc Kinley Tariff Act of 1890 - this imposed tariffs on many imports (including pottery) in order to make it easier for the American manufacturers to sell their products.