Intellectual and Moral Education: Parental Control and Children’s Viewing Activity

  • Bin Zhao


Parental control over viewing has long been a central focus in studies of the relation between children’s television activities and their intellectual and moral development. Consequently, I have chosen to examine it in detail, in order to show that its dynamics cannot be fully understood apart from an analysis of the social and historical contexts in which parent-child relations are embedded. This is true generally, but it is particularly so in contemporary China where the established terms of these relations are in the process of being eroded and transformed rapidly under the impact of rapid and dramatic economic, social and cultural changes.


Parental Control Television Viewing Television Programme Cultural Revolution Filial Piety 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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