Lecture 11_Aug 19_ANT148A 2009

Lecture 11_Aug 19_ANT148A 2009 - II. The One Child Policy...

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ANT148A: Culture and Political Economy in Contemporary China Summer Session II 2009 Gowoon Noh (Dept of Anthropology, UCD)
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Lecture outline I. Family, Kinship, and Lineage II. The One-Child Policy and Population Control
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I. Family, Kinship, and Lineage 1. Family a. Traditional Chinese family forms: • Patrilineal • Extended family b. The nature of Jia: • A basic economic unit c. Residential patterns: • Patrilocal
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I. Family, Kinship, and Lineage 1. Family d. Fenjia : • Division of family through dividing family property • The formation of smaller new families e. Dynamics among family members • Parents-children relationship (father-son) f. Recent changes • Collectivization • The One-Child policy
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I. Family, Kinship, and Lineage 2. Kinship and Lineage a. Characteristics of the Chinese lineage Corporate base Ritual unity Recruitment principles Social functions b. Changes after the establishment of the PRC Under Mao’s socialism In the post-Mao period
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Unformatted text preview: II. The One Child Policy and Population Control 1. Rationale for population control 2. The major shifts in population control • The Mao Era (the mid 1950s-the mid 1970s) • The Deng Era (the late 1970s-the early 1990s) The administration of life by predominantly bureaucratic and mobilization means • After the Deng Era (1993-present) From direct planning and intervention to indirect regulation through law and professionals. Focus on quality of the population in addition to quantity. II. The One-Child Policy and Population Control 3. Three key dimensions of population policy • Location: Urban versus Rural • Quantity • Quality ( suzhi ): quality child; scientific mothering 4. Deepening stratification • Widening the rural-urban divide • Deepening gender inequality • Different treatment and opportunities for planned and unplanned children...
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2009 for the course ANT 148 taught by Professor Gowoonnoh during the Summer '09 term at UC Davis.

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