Chinese Family Law and Social Change in Historical and Comparative Perspective. DAVID C. BUXBAUM.

Chinese Family Law and Social Change in Historical and Comparative Perspective.

Seattle. University of Washington Press. 1978. Stock ID #127054

viii + 553pp, bibliography, glossary, index, dustjacket. Covers lightly marked, dustjacket marked and faded on spine, a good copy. The first section includes an examination of the standards and rules for marriage during Han times, and of divorce in traditional Chinese law. The second section, devoted to family partition procedures, discusses the nature of family property in traditional China; the results of a field investigation on ancestral sacrifice in Manchuria; and the partition of family property in villages in southern Taiwan and in Tibet. The third section, dealing only with Taiwan, examines marriage in rural areas, summarizes field research on rural to urban migration, and looks at modernization and household composition. An investigation of marriage and divorce in the People's Republic of China, and comparisons of developments in marriage law in the USSR and in the People's Republic of China are dealt with in the fourth section. In the fifth section the authors indicate some factors that influence the relationship of law and social change in India and Indonesia. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 127054).

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