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I want to write about cross cultural comparison - Some possible ideas to include in my research problem:
  1. America is the most developed country and the fairest country in the world. Technically, there isn’t any unfairness in gender discrimination in law. However, American women use husbands’ last name after marrying. In China (Mainland), women keep their last name even after marrying. Women add their husbands’ last name before their name after marrying in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Is it still man-centered society or just a kind of tradition?
  2.   There are more stay-home mothers in America, at least for the first year after their child’s birth, making American women more traditional during this period.  In China, there are few stay-home mothers in China. Both husbands and wives work outside. Is there economic reason in the phenomenon? Because only the husbands’ income can’t afford the whole family.
  3.   Because both parents work outside, many Chinese children are raised by grandparents. The roles of grandparents in Chinese family are very important.
  4.  American women think that they are independent entity. In China, wives believe that their husbands are their dependence. For example, Chinese people believe that husbands should get more education than wives; their income should higher than wives’. If they don’t, husbands themselves will feel shamed. 
  5.  There are many differences between countryside and cities in China, but there are few differences in America. For example, many people living in countryside still don’t like girls, but in cities, people like both boys and girls.
  6.  As the sample said, there are many differences in mate selection between China and America. Chinese parents involve a lot in Children’s mate selection. China is more conservative than America. The whole society looks down upon unmarried mothers and people who divorce. 
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Each one of the six ideas is a thesis idea all by itself.
       Take a look first at this US-Korea Cultural Comparison
       Look in journals that specifically concentrate on cultural comparisons like:
Journal of Gender, Culture and Health
International Journal of Cultural Studies
Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies
Cultural Dynamics
Media, Culture & Society