Guiying was born in southern Guizhou province, the child of a salt
merchant. She grew up watching her uncles and other men scold and beat
their wives and this made her fear marriage.
After Wang’s father,
mother and older sister died, she still shied away from marriage and
moved to the countryside where she survived as a farmer until she was 74
years old and no longer strong enough to work in the fields.
Wang has decided that it’s time to forget the past and take the bull by
the horns, so to speak. She told the press that she hopes to find a
fellow centenarian so they will have something to talk about.
came to her decision because she was worried that she had become a
burden to her aging nieces and nephews, especially since she was forced
to stop helping with household chores since breaking her leg when she
“My nephews and nieces are getting older and their
children are already tied up with their own families and I am becoming
more and more of a burden. I’m already 107 and I still haven’t gotten
married. What will happen if I don’t hurry up and find a husband?”
Good luck, Wang!