In Chinese culture unmarried women in their late twenties and beyond are labeled “leftover women” or 剩女.Sick of unsuccessful blind dates set up by her parents and unable to stand the social scrutiny of meeting potential dates at bars in her city, Zhou registered on Jiayuan, a Chinese dating website.It was an adaptation of the Greek tragedy 'Oresteia' by Aeschylus in Chinese opera," she told Xinhua.What impressed her most were the costumes and the absence of scenery.The exhibition at the Cultural Center "Leonidas Kanellopoulos" in Elefsina will run until Sept. Unlike in first-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai, where new trends emerge and quickly permeate society, Zhou was considered an early adopter in the second-tier city Yantai in Shandong Province when she began online dating in the early 2010s.
The opening ceremony was attended by the deputy Party Chief of Hangzhou Ma Xiaohui, Chinese Ambassador to Greece Zou Xiaoli, Mayor of Elefsina George Tsoukalas and representatives of the municipality.
For Nantia Vlachopoulou, who was among the curators of the exhibition, her experience with the Chinese opera was amazing.
"I saw in Elefsina a traditional Chinese opera for the first time two years ago.
On the Greek part, Tsoukalas praised the Sino-Greek ties.
"Cooperation between cities, people and societies is a one-way path.