Originally published in 1914, this text describes L.T. Headland and his wife’s experience in China in the early twentieth century. With a focus on home life this study explores issues such as children, marriage and education as well as food, religion and concubinage as well as presenting anecdotes and personal stories from the families Headland interacted with. This title will be of interest to students of Asian Studies and Anthropology.
Table of Contents
1. Introductory 2. Children and Child-Life 3. School Life of Children 4. Education of the Poor 5. Rules of Behaviour for Children 6. Girls 7. The Classic for Girls 8. Marriage 9. Women 10. Housewives 11. Motherhood 12. Concubinage 13. Religion 14. Family Ceremonies 15. Marriage Ceremonies 16. Funeral Ceremonies 17. Ancestor-Worship 18. Servants 19. Food 20. Shops and Markets 21. Expense of Living 22. Travel: Inns and Restaurants 23. Summer Resorts 24. How the Poor Live 25. Peasant Life 26. Oddities of Every-Day Life 27. Chinese Names and Nicknames 28. Chinese Superstitions 29. Chinese Humour 30. The Unscientific Chinese 31. Dress and Hospitality 32. Doing Things Backward 33. Recent Changes in Home Life; Index