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Literary Celebrity in China: From Reformers to Rebels

Shuyu Kong

in Celebrity in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090873
eISBN:
9789882206670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines a Chinese literary celebrity from each of the past three decades—Wang Meng (b. 1934), Wang Shuo (b. 1958), and Wei Hui (b. 1974)—to show how developments in the literary field ... More


Introduction: the Impact of Post-mao Reforms on Family Life

Deborah Davis and Stevan Harrell

in Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077973
eISBN:
9780520913578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077973.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the interaction between cultural preferences and economic forces may be partially predicted by Jack Goody's models of the evolution of the family. According to this model, ... More


Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Neil Diamant

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1950, China's new Communist government enacted a Marriage Law to allow free choice in marriage and easier access to divorce. Prohibiting arranged marriages, concubinage, and bigamy, it was one of ... More


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