Chapter

Introduction

in Revolutionizing the Family

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2000 | ISBN: 9780520217201
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520922389 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520217201.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the impact of the Marriage Law on the Chinese family. This book investigates the extent to which stats can change family structure, family relations and conceptions of proper family behavior. It argues that the Marriage Law continued to shape family dynamics not only after the 1950s and that its effects were felt intensely in rural areas and among rural-educated people in cities throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Keywords: Marriage Law; Chinese family; family structure; family relations; family behavior; family dynamics; rural areas; rural-educated people

Chapter.  13724 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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