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Family Reform in the Southwest Frontier, 1950–1953

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/9780520217201.003.0004
Family Reform in the Southwest Frontier, 1950–1953

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This chapter evaluates the implementation of the Marriage Law in China's southwest frontier during the period from 1950 to 1953. It shows that both Han men and women in Yunnan from various ethnic minorities very frequently petitioned state institutions to resolve their family disputes. It highlights the need to further study Yunnan's political, economic, and cultural features in light of the factors identified as conducive to pursuing new rights in government institutions.

Keywords: Marriage Law; China; southwest frontier; Yunnan; family disputes; government institutions

Chapter.  22535 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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