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Revolutionizing the FamilyPolitics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968$
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Neil Diamant

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520217201

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520217201.001.0001

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The State and the Family in Urban China: Beijing and Shanghai, 1950–1953

The State and the Family in Urban China: Beijing and Shanghai, 1950–1953

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(p.30) Chapter Two The State and the Family in Urban China: Beijing and Shanghai, 1950–1953
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Revolutionizing the Family
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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520217201.003.0002

This chapter examines the issues of divorce in urban China during the period from 1950 to 1953, particularly in Beijing and Shanghai. It provides fragmentary quantitative and substantial qualitative evidence that point to the possibility that demand, capacity, and actual divorce outcomes were all inversely related to urban status. It proposes the hypothesis that the features that facilitated divorce claims in urban areas actually stemmed from petitioners' rural background.

Keywords:   divorce, China, Beijing, Shanghai, urban status, rural background

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