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February 22 - February 21, 2007 Review for February 14 The...

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February 21, 2007 Review for February 14 The late imperial Chinese family (jia) was a social, economic, and religious institution for all classes. 1. and ideological and religious institution a. Patrilineal, ancestor worship, duty to carry on line, filial piety, patriline defines who counts as family 2. social institution a. Patrilocal. Parents and sons lives together, wife (wives) moves in, perceived by neighbors and law as a unit. 3. Economic institution a. Patriarchal b. Seniors decide on careers of children and on resource deployment (but with input) c. Shared property d. Father or manger controls economy e. All work for whole family, as directly by senior man and woman f. Patriarchy means subservience of junior males as well as of daughters and junior wives So Chinese family was a social, economic, and religious institution for all That very fact is part of what made LIC formation so stable Self-respect possible based on solid family life even without great wealth Relation to “Great Learning” Review for February 16 The family was a social institution, not simply a co-residential group or a biological grouping over which there was no control. 1. Cohabitation, property, ritual all played a role in defining the jia a. There were jia members who lived outside the house most or part of the time b. And people living inside the house who were not jia members c. If one still contributed to the common property, had a share in it, and participated in family worship, one was a member of the jia 2. the membership of the jia changed a. a jia moved through phases in which it was an extended, nuclear, or stem family b. it composition was manipulated according to needs for property, labor, ritual, emotional support, friendship, alliances with other families, ect. c. Ways in which people moved in and out of the family included birth, infanticide, adoption, marriage of various kinds, divorce and purchase or selling. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2010 for the course HIEA HIEA 122 taught by Professor Schnewed during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.

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