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Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era

Edited by Deborah Davis and Stevan Harrell

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 1993 | ISBN: 9780520077973
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520913578 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520077973.001.0001
Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era

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How have the momentous policy shifts that followed the death of Mao Zedong changed families in China? What are the effects of the decollectivization of agriculture, the encouragement of limited private enterprise, and the world's strictest birth-control policy? Eleven chapters explore these and other questions here. They concern both urban and rural communities and range from intellectual to working-class families. The chapters that there is no single trend in Chinese family organization today, but rather a mosaic of forms and strategies which must be seen in the light of particular local conditions.

Keywords: Mao Zedong; China; decollectivization; agriculture; private enterprise; birth-control policy; urban communities; rural communities; working-class families; Chinese families

Book.  370 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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