Book 2013

International Handbook of Chinese Families


ISBN: 978-1-4614-0265-7 (Print) 978-1-4614-0266-4 (Online)

Table of contents (40 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-19

    Introduction: Hegemony, Universality and the Dialectics of “Being Chinese” and the Family

  3. Mobility and Family

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21

    2. Chapter

      Pages 23-35

      A Family Affair: Migration, Dispersal and the Emergent Identity of the Chinese Cosmopolitan

    3. Chapter

      Pages 37-51

      The Politics of Migrant Family Drama: Mainland Chinese Immigrants in Singapore

    4. Chapter

      Pages 53-76

      Reforming Family Among Remigrants: Hongkongers Come Home

    5. Chapter

      Pages 77-90

      Social Networks and Family Relations in Return Migration

    6. Chapter

      Pages 91-113

      The Uncanny Homely and Unhomely Feeling: Gender and Generation Politics in Return Migrant Families in Hong Kong

    7. Chapter

      Pages 115-135

      A Double-Edged Sword: Mobility and Entrepreneurship

    8. Chapter

      Pages 137-155

      Family and Marriage: Constructing Chineseness Among Long-Established Australian-Born Chinese

    9. Chapter

      Pages 157-168

      Families in the Chinese Diaspora: Women’s Experience in Transnational Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada

    10. Chapter

      Pages 169-190

      Female University Students Dreaming of Becoming Housewives

    11. Chapter

      Pages 191-209

      Stepping Out, Stepping In

    12. Chapter

      Pages 211-227

      The Prejudicial Portrayal of Immigrant Families from Mainland China in Hong Kong Media

  4. The Family Life Cycle

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 229-229

    2. Chapter

      Pages 231-248

      To Be or Not to Be: Chinese-Singaporean Women Deliberating on Voluntary Childlessness

    3. Chapter

      Pages 249-261

      Fertility Transition and the Transformation of Working Class Family Life in Urban China in the 1960s

    4. Chapter

      Pages 263-275

      Sex Preference for Children and Chinese Fertility in America

    5. Chapter

      Pages 277-287

      Social Stratification and Childrearing Values in Contemporary China

    6. Chapter

      Pages 289-303

      Support and Care for Aging Chinese: A Comparison of Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei

  5. Fathers, Mothers, Daughters, Sons

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 305-305

    2. Chapter

      Pages 307-312

      Intimacy and Its Denial: When Sons and Daughters Talk About Fatherhood, Marriage and Work

    3. Chapter

      Pages 313-322

      Father, Son, Wife, Husband: Philanthropy as Exchange and Balance

    4. Chapter

      Pages 323-341

      Children and Their Fathers in Singapore: A Generational Perspective

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