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Chun’s Story: First Son, Fourth Child

  • Xu Liu
  • David Burnett
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Abstract

Zhen was delighted that her fourth child was a son. Traditionally, fathers want their first son to learn their trade from them. As Cheng was a vet, when Chun was 12, he started working with his father after school. Chun took over the role of village vet from his father and went on to study at the veterinary college. Later he introduced many new practices that continue to help the local farmers. The chapter explores the way that veterinary training has developed in the countryside. After he married Lan, as the first son he took over responsibility as head of the family. However, like many couples, especially those with a government job like Chun, they faced problems with the one-child policy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xu Liu
    • 1
  • David Burnett
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Sichuan Normal UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.ReadingUK

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