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Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era
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Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era

Deborah Davis and Stevan Harrell


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 cond ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780520077973
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520077973.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Davis, editor

Stevan Harrell, editor

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