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Masculine Compromise – "Migration, Family, and Gender in China" - California Scholarship Online
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Masculine Compromise: "Migration, Family, and Gender in China"

Susanne "Yuk-Ping Choi and Yinni Peng


How has migration changed the Chinese family? Drawing on the life stories of 192 migrant men in southern China, this book examines the effect of mass rural-to-urban migration on family and gender relationships with a specific focus on changes in men and masculinities. Our findings show that migration has considerably transformed the relationships between migrant men and their lovers, spouses, children, and parents. Young and single migrant men are thrust into the tension between the persistent influence of rural parents in their grown children’s marriage decisions and the increasing cultural l ... More

Keywords: migration, family, gender, China, masculinity, migrant men, masculine compromise, internal migration, rural-to-urban migration, migrant families

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520288270
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520288270.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susanne "Yuk-Ping Choi, author
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University"

Yinni Peng, author