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Chinese daughters negotiating contemporary norms and traditional filial obligation

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In the past, Chinese normative values deprived daughters of education, choice and autonomy, relegating them to a dependent domestic role within a rigid family hierarchy. This is no longer the norm. Today, Chinese daughters are widely educated and many are working outside the home, becoming financial assets to their families. Despite this, gendered expectations concerning filial obligation have not abated, and perhaps surprisingly given their modern lifestyles and financial contributions, C...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Sociology
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Publication date:
2015
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2015-07-07

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