ERIC Number: ED352295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
The Chinese Family in Transition: Implications for Education and Society in Modern Taiwan.
Smith, Douglas C.
This paper investigates the challenges facing the modern Chinese family in Taiwan. An understanding of how culture and family life interact in other cultures may be useful in helping to understand such interactions in one's own society. Confucianism and family stability have been two enduring features of the protracted civilizations of China. In recent years, Taiwan has been influenced by dramatic cultural, economic, social, and political changes, all of which have threatened the traditional Chinese family configurations and relational patterns. Industrialization, urbanization, and Westernization have led to numerous changes in the fabric of Chinese family life in Taiwan. The role of women, education, divorce, recreation, religion, childrearing, pollution, aging, military service, filial piety, consumerism, and family interaction are discussed and analyzed. A bibliography of 64 references is included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Confucianism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Family Characteristics, Family History, Family Life, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Industrialization, Non Western Civilization, Social Change, Social Influences, Urbanization
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan