Until social, economic, and political revolutions overthrew the old order, people in China gave their daughters out in marriage shortly after puberty and took in place wives for their sons. The exceptions were a few people who adopted a girl at an early age and reared her to be a son's wife, and a few others who, lacking male children, called in a husband for a daughter and employed him as a substitute son. One could find examples of these alternative forms of marriage in most communities, but they never accounted for more than a tiny fraction of all marriages. Rearing a son's wife was despised because it was associated with extreme poverty, and substituting a son-in-law for a son was avoided as a breach of patrilineal descent.
This book's goal is to demonstrate that while these rules are a fair representation of many communities, it is a misrepresentation of others. By examining a painstaking detail the decisions taken in nine districts in norther Taiwan from 1845 to 1945, the authors hope to show that Chinese marriage and adoption practice were not the simple reflections of uniform ideals. Rather, they were the complex reflections of a variety of forces, demographic, economic, and psychological, that interacted to shape family organization.
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Descrizione libro Stanford University Press., Stanford., 1980. xx + 426pp, notes, character list, index, dustjacket now protected trifle worn but otherwise a very good copy. A detailed study of marriage and adoption practices in nine districts of Northern Taiwan over a period of a hundred years (1845-1945) noting how a variety of influences, demographic, economic and psychological affected family organization. Codice libro della libreria 96218
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0804710279I3N10
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press, 1980. Hard Back. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Very good hardback copy in very good dustjacket. Slight foxing around edges. xx, 426pp. Codice libro della libreria 037134
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press, 1980. Condizione libro: Fair. 1st Edition. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP90581459
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Codice libro della libreria mon0000566401