Roles and Responsibilities: A Critical Exploration of Chinese Fathers in Canada and China

  • Susan S. ChuangEmail author
Part of the Advances in Immigrant Family Research book series (ADIMFAMRES)


This chapter examines contemporary Chinese families, with a specific focus on fathers. It is only recently that researchers have paid greater attention to ethnic minority fathers, using fathers instead of mothers and children as the informants. With the recent public interest in Chinese families, it becomes imperative that researchers are critical about the social, cultural, political, and economic contexts that may influence family dynamics and relationships. My studies will support the notion that immigrant Chinese and Mainland Chinese fathers are actively engaged in their children’s lives and hold a more egalitarian, child-centered approach to parenting. Confucian teachings are no longer a strong influence on families.


Immigrant Family Chinese Family Household Chore Filial Piety Father Involvement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition, Macdonald InstituteUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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