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1st Edition

Home Life in China

ISBN 9781138193109
Published March 15, 2017 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

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

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