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Guests in the Dragon : Social Demography of a Chinese District - Burton Pasternak

Guests in the Dragon

Social Demography of a Chinese District

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1983
ISBN: 9780231056106
Number Of Pages: 190
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Using data from the Taiwan household registers established by Japanese colonial authorities in 1906 and maintained by them until 1946, Pasternak explores the sources and demographic consequences of variations in marriage and family life during that period. In the process he questions long-held assumptions about the nature of Chinese society. Why were the three post-marital residency arrangements adopted with different frequencies in different areas? How did the advent of certain technologies affect the demand for manual labor and, in turn, affect post-marital residency patterns? What was the relationship between these patterns and rates of divorce, remarriage, fertility and morality? To what extent did the mode of marriage shape relaitonships within the family? Did the oft-expressed Chinese preference for sons actually influence child bearing strategies, patterns of adoption, or female mortality rates? These are some of the questions Pasternak addresses.

ISBN: 9780231056106
ISBN-10: 0231056109
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 31st October 1983
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.44