SOCI4006

Chinese Family and Kinship

Prerequisite: SOCI2015 Sociological Theory I: Classical Theory OR SOCI2036 Sociology of Marriage and 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.