Introduction: Grandparenthood in Asia

  • Kalyani K. MehtaEmail author
  • Leng Leng Thang
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 47)


Have you ever wondered why the word grandparent has the ‘parent’ component in it? Is it because grandparent is one’s parent’s parent OR is it because a grandparent has the love and compassion of a parent? As this book focuses on the Asian grandparent, let us take a quick look at the terminology to gain some insights. In Mandarin language, the paternal grandfather is Ye Ye, and the grandmother is Nainai.


Adult Child Living Arrangement Filial Piety Asian Society Intergenerational Relationship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gerontology Programme, School of Human Development and Social ServicesUniversity of SIMSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Japanese StudiesNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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