Friday, May 04, 2007

The Traditional Chinese Family & Lineage

The Traditional Chinese Family & Lineage

From what I have learned, the description seems rather accurate. If I get a chance I may try to compare the Chinese family with the Roman family, looking at the role of the ultimate male authority in each (the pater familias in the Roman family, I have to find out what the equivalent is in the Chinese family) and show how the excesses of "patriarchy" do not destroy the authority of the husband and father.

Abusus non tollit usum.

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