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China s Revolutions and Intergenerational Relations (Hardback)

Martin King Whyte

Edité par The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2003
ISBN 10: 0892641606 / ISBN 13: 9780892641604
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Titre : China s Revolutions and Intergenerational ...

Éditeur : The University of Michigan Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2003

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This volume counters the widely accepted notion that traditional family patterns are weakened by forces such as economic development and social revolutions. China has experienced wrenching changes on both the economic and the political fronts, yet from the evidence presented here the tradition of filial respect and support for aging parents remains alive and well.Using collaborative surveys carried out in 1994 in the middle-sized industrial city of Baoding and comparative data from urban Taiwan, the authors examine issues shaping the relationships between adult Chinese children and their elderly parents. The continued vitality of intergenerational support and filial obligations in these samples is not simply an instance of strong Confucian tradition trumping powerful forces of change. Instead, and somewhat paradoxically, the continued strength of filial obligations can be attributed largely to the institutions of Chinese socialism forged in the era of Mao Zedong. With socialist institutions now under assault in the People s Republic of China, the future of intergenerational relations in the twenty-first century is once again uncertain.Martin K. Whyte is Professor of Sociology, Harvard University. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780892641604

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Synopsis : This volume counters the widely accepted notion that traditional family patterns are weakened by forces such as economic development and social revolutions. China has experienced wrenching changes on both the economic and the political fronts, yet from the evidence presented here the tradition of filial respect and support for aging parents remains alive and well.
Using collaborative surveys carried out in 1994 in the middle-sized industrial city of Baoding and comparative data from urban Taiwan, the authors examine issues shaping the relationships between adult Chinese children and their elderly parents. The continued vitality of intergenerational support and filial obligations in these samples is not simply an instance of strong Confucian tradition trumping powerful forces of change. Instead, and somewhat paradoxically, the continued strength of filial obligations can be attributed largely to the institutions of Chinese socialism forged in the era of Mao Zedong. With socialist institutions now under assault in the People's Republic of China, the future of intergenerational relations in the twenty-first century is once again uncertain.
Martin K. Whyte is Professor of Sociology, Harvard University.

Synopsis: The purpose of this collection is to present traditional and contemporary conceptual work and research pertaining to the issue of education and stratification. The readings highlight major themes and give the reader a good overview of the area. The organization of readings parallels the conceptual discussion and chapter organization in Education and Society: An Introduction so that the two books may be taught in tandem. The edited reader includes editorial introductions to the part sections and suggested further reading lists.

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