By Myron L. Cohen

ISBN-10: 1563241560

ISBN-13: 9781563241567

The fabric during this examine is roofed through Myron L. Cohen on faith and family members association in China; John R. Bowen on relations, kinship, and Islam in Indonesia; Robert W. Hefner on hierarchy and stratification in Java; and Nancy Rosenberger on gender roles in Japan. extra fabric is equipped by means of William W. Kelly on rural society in Japan; Theodore C. Bestor on city lifestyles in Japan; Stephen R. Smith at the kinfolk in Japan; Doranne Jacobson on gender relatives in India; Lawrence A. Babb on faith in India; Owen M. Lynch on stratification, inequality, and the caste approach in India; Laurell Kendall on altering gender kinfolk in Korea; Andrew G. Walder on comparative revolution in China and Vietnam, Maoism, and the sociology of labor in China and Japan; Moni Nag at the comparative demography of China, Japan, and India; and Helen Hardacre at the new religions of Japan. different individuals delivering details via case stories are Hiroshi Ishida on stratification and mobility in Japan; Robert C. Liebman on paintings and schooling in comparison in Japan and the USA; Joseph W. Elder on schooling, city society, city difficulties, and business society in India; Andrew J. Nathan on totalitarianism, authoritarianism, and democracy in China; Jean C. Oi on mobilisation and participation in China; Edwin A. Winckler on political improvement in Taiwan; Carl H. Lande on political events and illustration within the Philippines ; Clark N. Neher on political improvement and political participation in Thailand; and Benedict R. O'G. Anderson on political tradition, the army, and authoritarianism in Indonesia. the ultimate chapters of this paintings comprise stories via Stephen Philip Cohen at the army in India and Pakistan; Paul R. Brass on democracy and political participation in India; T.J. Pempel on eastern democracy and political tradition, political events and illustration, and forms in Japan; Han-kyo Kim on political improvement in South Korea; and Thomas G. Rawski at the economies of China and Japan.

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Ancestor worship gave powerful support to filiality, for when expressed religiously it was shown to be uninterrupted by death. Thus family division, especially while the parents were still alive, was considered to go against Confucian ethics, for it was widely understood that most parents would want their families to remain intact. Nevertheless, early family division was common, especially among the nonelite. However, even after division sons would continue to support their parents, and it is therefore important to distinguish family division as a structural factor from the unending obligations of the young toward the old.

The father's position of authority was assured from the moment he began to head an independent family unit, but his wife would obtain a degree of authority in her own right only after the passage of many years. Her position was weakest when she was still childless (sonless); it improved when she bore a son; it grew even stronger when a daughter-in-law came under her direction; and by the time she entered into advanced age her authority began to approximate that of her husband, especially in peasant families; if his was the earlier death, full power within the family might sometimes then be in her hands.

The Impact of Collectivization on Family Organization Due to collectivization, which transformed rural China's population into wage earners, the farming family largely lost its status as a production enterprise; the old relationship between family size and family wealth no longer applied, for there was no longer the possibility that larger family holdings would encourage brothers to stay together under their father's authority as one family. Brothers therefore tended to separate from their parents shortly after marriage, often being constrained (usually for a relatively short period) only by the cost and availability of new housing, although it is true that the parents frequently continued to live with one of their married sons (or, if they had none, with a daughter).

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