China s One Child Policy and Multiple Caregiving

Consumer-Citizens of China The role of foreign brands in the imagined future China Kelly Tian and Lily Dong 61. ... China's One-Child Policy and Multiple Caregiving Raising little suns in Xiamen Esther C. L. Goh China's One-Child Policy ...

Author: Esther Goh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136715617

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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This book explores the effects of China’s one child policy on modern Chinese families. It is widely thought that such a policy has contributed to the creation of a generation of little emperors or little suns spoiled by their parents and by the grandparents who have been recruited to care for the child while the middle generation goes off to work. Investigating what life is really like with three generations in close quarters and using urban Xiamen as a backdrop, the author shows how viewing the grandparents and parents as engaged in an intergenerational parenting coalition allows for a more dynamic understanding of both the pleasures and conflicts within adult relationships, particularly when they are centred around raising a child. Based on both survey data and ethnographic fieldwork, the book also makes it clear that parenting is only half the story. The children, of course, are the other. Moreover, these children not only have agency, but constantly put it to work as a way to displace the burden of expectations and steady attention that comes with being an only child in contemporary urban China. These ‘lone tacticians’, as Goh calls them, are not having an easy time and not all are living like spoiled children. The reality is far more challenging for all three generations. The book will be of interest to those in family studies, education, psychology, sociology, Asian Studies, and social work.

Celebrating Life Customs around the World From Baby Showers to Funerals 3 volumes

The United States government considers practices surrounding the one-child policy so objectionable that refugee status is granted to ... Goh, Esther C. L. China's One-Child Policy and Multiple Caregiving: Raising Little Suns in Xiamen.

Author: Victoria Williams Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440836596

Category: Social Science

Page: 1247

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This book documents hundreds of customs and traditions practiced in countries outside of the United States, showcasing the diversity of birth, coming-of-age, and death celebrations worldwide. • Examines cultural events in the general categories of birth and childhood events, teen and early adulthood milestones, and aging and death customs • Offers primary and cultural document excerpts that are useful for the purposes of meeting Common Core standards • Includes color inserts that help bring the text to life • Features sidebars that present fun facts, interesting anecdotes, and recipes that are often used to celebrate various life-cycle customs in different countries • Provides information ideal for students studying geography, global studies, anthropology, and world cultures

Beyond Filial Piety

China's One-Child Policy and Multiple Caregiving: Raising Little Suns in Xiamen. New York: Routledge. Gong, Qian, and Peter Jackson. 2012. “Consuming Anxiety? Parenting Practices in China after the Infant Formula Scandal.

Author: Jeanne Shea

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789207897

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Known for a tradition of Confucian filial piety, East Asian societies have some of the oldest and most rapidly aging populations on earth. Today these societies are experiencing unprecedented social challenges to the filial tradition of adult children caring for aging parents at home. Marshalling mixed methods data, this volume explores the complexities of aging and caregiving in contemporary East Asia. Questioning romantic visions of a senior’s paradise, chapters examine emerging cultural meanings of and social responses to population aging, including caregiving both for and by the elderly. Themes include traditional ideals versus contemporary realities, the role of the state, patterns of familial and non-familial care, social stratification, and intersections of caregiving and death. Drawing on ethnographic, demographic, policy, archival, and media data, the authors trace both common patterns and diverging trends across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and Korea.

East Asia in the World

Child Development 64, no. 1:18–35. Fong, Vanessa L. 2004. Only Hope: Coming of Age Under China's One-Child Policy. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Goh, Esther. 2011. China's One-Child Policy and Multiple Caregiving: Raising ...

Author: Anne Prescott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317509714

Category: History

Page: 291

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From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to East Asia. After a brief introduction to the study of East Asia, the early chapters of the book survey the essentials of East Asian history; important historical narratives; and the region's languages, religions, and global connections. Students are guided through the material with relevant maps, resource boxes, and text boxes that support and guide further independent exploration of the topics at hand. The second half of the book features interdisciplinary case studies, each of which focuses on a specific country or region and a particular issue. Each chapter gives a flavor for the cultural distinctiveness of the particular country yet also draws attention to global linkages. Readers will come away from this book with an understanding of the larger historical, political, and cultural frameworks that shaped East Asia as we know it today, and of current issues that have relevance in Asia and beyond.

Making China Modern

Esther C. L. Goh, China's One-Child Policy and Multiple Caregiving: Raising Little Suns in Xiamen (London: Routledge Curzon, 2011). Charis Loh and Elizabeth J. Remick, “China's Skewed Sex Ratio and the OneChild Policy,” China Quarterly ...

Author: Klaus Mühlhahn

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674737358

Category: History

Page: 670

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Klaus Mühlhahn situates modern China in the nation's long, dynamic tradition of overcoming adversity and weakness through creative adaptation--a legacy of crisis and recovery that is apparent today in China's triumphs but also in its most worrisome trends. Mühlhahn's panoramic survey rewrites the history of modern China for a new generation.

Ending Midlife Bias

China's One-Child Policy and Multiple Caregivers. New York, NY: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group. Jaian Q, Sanchez-Barriarte JJ, 2011. The 4-2-1 Family Structure in China. European J Aging 8: 119–127. Fong V, 2004.

Author: Nancy S. Jecker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190949082

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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We live at a time when the human lifespan has increased like never before. As average lifespans stretch to new lengths, what impact should this have on our values? Should our values change over the course of our ever-increasing lifespans? Nancy S. Jecker coins the term, the life stage relativity of values, to capture the idea that at different stages of our lives, different ethical concerns shift to the foreground. During early life, infants and small children hold dear the value of being cared for and nurtured by someone they trust--and their vulnerability and dependency make these the right values for them. By early adulthood and continuing into midlife, the capacity for greater physical and emotional independence gives people reason to place more emphasis on autonomy and the ability to freely choose and carry out their plan of life. During old age, heightened risk for chronic disease and disability gives us a reason to shift our focus again, emphasizing safeguarding our central capabilities and keeping our dignity and self-respect intact. Despite different values becoming central at different stages of life, we often assume the standpoint of someone in midlife, who is in the midst of planning a future adulthood that stretches out before them. Jecker coins the term, midlife bias, to refer to the privileging of midlife. Midlife bias occurs when we assume that autonomy should be our central aim at all life stages and give it priority in a wide range of ethical decisions. The privileging of midlife raises fundamental problems of fairness. It also suggests the possibility of large gaps in the ethical principles and theories at hand. Ending Midlife Bias: New Values for Old Age addresses these concerns in a step-wise fashion, focusing on later life. Jecker first introduces a philosophical framework that extends moral theorizing to older adults, addressing midlife bias, the life stage relativity of values, human capabilities and dignity, time's passage, the narrative self, and justice between old and young. She then turns to policy and practice and explores ethical issues in bioethics, long term care, personal robotic assistants, care of the dying and newly dead, ageism in medical research, the allocation of healthcare, mandatory retirement, and the future of population aging.

Embodying Middle Class Gender Aspirations

China's One-Child Policy and multiple caregiving: Raising little suns in Xiamen. London and New York: Routledge. Goh, E. C. L. (2009). Grandparents as childcare providers: An in-depth analysis of the case of Xiamen, China.

Author: Kailing Xie

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811611391

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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This book takes a feminist approach to analyse the lives of well-educated urban Chinese women, who were raised to embody the ideals of a modern Chinese nation and are largely the beneficiaries of the policy changes of the post-Mao era. It explores young women’s gendered attitudes to and experiences of marriage, reproductive choices, careers and aspirations for a good life. It sheds light on what keeps mainstream Chinese middle-class women conforming to the current gender regime. It illuminates the contradictory effects of neoliberal techniques deployed by a familial authoritarian regime on these women’s striving for success in urban China, and argues that, paradoxically, women’s individualistic determination to succeed has often led them onto the path of conformity by pursuing exemplary norms which fit into the party-state’s agenda.

Everyday Masculinities in 21st Century China

China's one-child policy and multiple caregiving: Raising little suns in Xiamen. New York, NY: Routledge. Goldstein, Joshua S. (2001). War and gender: How gender shapes the war and vice versa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Magdalena Wong

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888528424

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Everyday Masculinities in 21st-Century China: The Making of Able-Responsible Men argues that a moral dimension in Chinese masculinity is of growing significance in fast-changing China. ‘Able-responsible men’—those who can create wealth and shoulder responsibilities—have replaced the ‘moneyed elite’ of the earlier reform-and-opening-up era as the dominant male ideal. With vivid and highly readable case studies, Wong presents a compelling account of the forces that coerce men to live up to the able-responsible standard. She demonstrates the impact this pressure has on the lives of not only boys and men, but also on women, and shows how it invites both complicit and resistant reactions. The book lays bare the socio-political context that nurtures the cultural expressions of hegemonic masculinity under the rule of Xi Jinping. The president himself has emerged in public consciousness as the embodiment of the ideal able-responsible man. Based on anthropological fieldwork in Nanchong, Sichuan, the book provides new perspectives on many topical issues that China faces. These include urbanization, labour migration, the one-child policy, love and marriage, gender and intergenerational dynamics, hierarchical male relationships, and the rise of mass displays of nationalism. ‘In this richly informative book, Dr Wong gives us an intimate picture of masculinities in a contemporary Chinese city. She explores the role of wealth in definitions of masculinity, the moral dimension in gender imagery, the changing desires of women, and the role of the state—including a striking account of the gender strategies of President Xi. More than a local study, this book provides valuable ideas for understanding gender, men, and masculinities in the contemporary world.’ —Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney ‘Magdalena Wong asks wonderful, original questions. Her study might be one of the most pioneering investigations into Chinese family relations I have read. The strength of her book lies in its insight into kinship and cultural continuities and changes. The rich, nuanced case studies can make her book become an important addition to our ongoing studies on Chinese family.’ —William Jankowiak, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Handbook on Human Rights in China

Donald, Stephanie Hemelryk (2005), Little Friends: Children's Film and Media Culture in China, Lanham, MD, ... Goh, Esther C.L. (2011), China's One-Child Policy and Multiple Caregiving: Raising Little Suns in Xiamen, London and New ...

Author: Sarah Biddulph

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786433688

Category: Electronic books

Page: 768

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This Handbook gives a wide-ranging account of the theory and practice of human rights in China, viewed against international standards, and China’s international engagements around human rights. The Handbook is organised into the following sections: contested meanings; international dimensions; economic and social rights; civil and political rights; rights in/action and access to justice; political dimensions of human rights in Greater China; and new frontiers.

Chinese Families Upside Down Intergenerational Dynamics and Neo Familism in the Early 21st Century

Stanford: Stanford University Press. Goh, Esther C. L. 2011. China's One- Child Policy and Multiple Caregiving: Raising Little Suns in Xiamen. London: Routledge. Han, Shengxue. 2017.中国失独家庭调查[A Study of China's Shidu Families].


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004450233

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Chinese Families Upside Down offers the first systematic account of how intergenerational dependence is redefining the Chinese family and goes beyond the conventional model of filial piety to explore the rich, nuanced, and often unexpected new intergenerational dynamics.