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Author Stafford, Charles.

Title The roads of Chinese childhood : learning and identification in Angang / Charles Stafford
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995

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Description xv, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology ; 97
Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology ; 97
Contents 1. Two roads -- 2. Ghosts are not connexions -- 3. The proper way of being a person -- 4. Textbook mothers and frugal children -- 5. Red envelopes and the cycle of yang -- 6. Going forward bravely -- 7. Divining children -- 8. Dangerous rituals -- 9. Conclusion -- 10. Notes on childhood in northeastern China
Summary Children in the Taiwanese fishing community of Angang have their attention drawn, consciously and unconsciously, to various forms of identification through their participation in schooling, family life and popular religion. They read texts about 'virtuous mothers', share 'meaningful foods' with other villagers, visit the altars of 'divining children' and participate in 'dangerous' god-strengthening rituals. In particular they learn about the family-based cycle of reciprocity, and the tension between this and commitment to the nation. Charles Stafford's study of childhood in this community (with additional material from northeastern mainland China) explores absorbing issues related to nurturance, education, family, kinship and society in its analysis of how children learn, or do not learn, to identify themselves as both familial and Chinese
Analysis Children Social conditions
China
Children Social conditions
China
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index
Notes Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology no:97
Subject Child psychology -- China -- Manchuria.
Child psychology -- Taiwan -- Angang
Child psychology -- Taiwan -- Ankang.
Children -- Family relationships -- China -- Manchuria.
Children -- Family relationships -- Taiwan -- Ankang.
Children -- Family relationships -- Taiwan -- Angang
Children -- China -- Manchuria -- Social life and customs.
Children -- Taiwan -- Angang -- Social life and customs
Children -- Taiwan -- Ankang -- Social life and customs.
Kinship -- China -- Manchuria.
Kinship -- Taiwan -- Angang
Kinship -- Taiwan -- Ankang.
Ankang (Taiwan) -- Social life and customs.
Manchuria (China) -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 94035660
ISBN 0521465745 (hardback)