Chinese Fatherhood, Gender and Family: Father Mission by Mario Liong

By Mario Liong

This publication is set how chinese language males make feel of and instruction fatherhood in the context of fixing gender conventions and socio-cultural stipulations. Liong analyses facts from player observations at a men's centre, concentration teams, and in-depth interviews, to evaluate the subjective adventure and identities of chinese language fathers in Hong Kong, from a gender standpoint. His findings express that monetary provision, schooling, and marriage are the 3 "natural" and "normal" domain names of paternity. now not having the ability to fulfil those necessities is a chance to fathers' masculinity, but is additionally a chance for fathers to mirror upon those permitted conventions. with a purpose to compensate, those males in most cases increase a better and extra being concerned dating with their youngsters, despite the fact that those fathers nonetheless fight with emotions of inferiority.

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In contrast, remarriage of women was considered harmful to their husbands’ families (Ebrey 2003). In imperial China, a woman has to bear sons to be qualified as an ancestress of her husband’s lineage (Baker 1979). A wife could be divorced by her husband or his family for reasons such as being talkative or infertility (Wong 2000). The spousal relationship is unequal in this social structure. To protect the interest of the patrilineal family, women are subordinated and controlled. After marriage, the newlywed couple adopts patrilocal or virilocal residence in which the wife moves into the husband’s 2 From Control to Care: Historicizing Family and Fatherhood.

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