Chinese Family and Kinship

Prerequisite: SOC2150 Sociological Theory I: Classical Theory OR SOC2230 Sociology of Marriage & the Family
This course focuses on the family and wider kinship in traditional and contemporary China, emphasizing their characteristics and how these have changed. Topics include: the nature of the kinship system and the structure of the family in China, changes in the family institution from the pre-communist period to the present, and the consequences and attendant problems of changes in the family and kinship systems.