Marriage, Kinship and Power in Northern China Hardback
Part of the Variorum Collected Studies series
This volume focuses on changing marriage practices and kinship structures in a setting of interaction between the ruling elites and their Chinese subjects.
The collection covers three major themes: the unique adaptability of steppe society in the face of threats to its politcal dominance; the way shifts in inheritance procedure (including rights of office) induce a radical shift in attitudes to marriage as well as change in the parameters of kinship solidarity; and the enduring importance of affinal ties (connections through the mother, wife and sister) in Chinese society.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/11/1995
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9780860785545