Chinese Family System - FAMILY AND LINEAGE IN CHINA I....

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FAMILY AND LINEAGE IN CHINA I. Kinship terms and relationships A. 3 principles: Generation, Age, Gender B. Linguistic complexity of kinship 1. Everyday language 2. Mourning terms: wu-fu u (5 grades/ types of clothing) C. The "Five Relations" and principles governing them: 11. father-child affection ( qin u ) 22. ruler-subject rightness ( yi u ) 33. husband-wife separate roles ( bie u ) 44. older-younger proper order ( xu u ) 55. friend-friend faithfulness ( xin u ) II. Extended family and Lineage ( zu u )
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A. Family size: ideal (five generations under one roof) and actuality B. Family types: simple, stem, extended C. Lineage 1. Patrilineal, patrilocal, patriarchal (patriarch was zuzhang u "clan head") 12. Lineage origins and the ancestral trust/estate 23. Lineage property: commercial (farm land, etc.) and ceremonial (ancestral hall) III. Women's role and status: “three obeyings and four virtues" a A. The three obeyings: san-cong u 11. Father before marriage 22. Husband after marriage 33. Sons in old age (widowhood)
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