Chinese Culture

Tradition and Change: Marriage, family and patriarchy  

First published in Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 1, no. 4 (September 11, 1988): 10. Part II As a result of higher education and closer contact with Filipino and Western values, younger generations of ethnic Chinese women have rising expectations of sexual equality. Unlike their mothers, they complain today of sexual discrimination outside of the home …

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Chinese surnames

During the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), the book A Hundred Chinese Clan Names became popular. In it are collected all the Chinese surnames in use at that time, arranged in four-character lines of which all even-numbered ones are rhymed. Although there is no coherence in subject and no apparent connection between one line and the …

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