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Title Fenjia : household division and inheritance in Qing and Republican China / David Wakefield.
Imprint Honolulu : University of Hawaiì Press, ©1998.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Archive Political Science and Policy Studies Foundation.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-250) and index.
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In English.
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Subject Inheritance and succession -- China -- History.
Chine -- Civilisation.
Genre History.
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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2 .Inheritance Law and Practice before the Qing -- Chapter 3. Qing Household Division: Why, When, and How? -- Chapter 4 .The Rights of Individuals in Qing Taiwan -- Chapter 5. Dividing Different Types of Property in Qing Taiwan -- Chapter 6 .Household Division Disputes in Qing Courts -- Chapter 7. Republican Rural North China -- Chapter 8. Region and Class: Exceptions, Strategies, and Orientations -- Chapter 9. Household Division and Society: Land, Orientations, and Social Mobility -- Chapter 10 .Conclusions and Speculations -- Appendix 1. China's Laws on Inheritance -- Appendix 2. Historical Sources and Their Limits -- Appendix 3 .Chinese Terms for Weights and Measures -- Appendix 4: Chinese Terms for Guarantors on Household Division Documents, by Province -- Appendix 5: Common Terms for Household Division Documents, by Province.
Summary The division of household property in agricultural societies lies at the centre of the transmission of economic control from one generation to the next. In assembling a body of data concerned with fenjia (household division) in Qing and Republican China, this text investigates one of the central topics in understanding how Chinese society functioned and continues to function. In his presentation of case studies of household division, the author determines that equal division was the rule, yet living parents and single siblings had property rights as well. Variations in inheritance orientations had dramatic effects on landownership patterns, lineage property patterns, lineage strength, class formations and even on state efficiency and its influence on village society. The text explores social class, women and the nuclear family, family documents and law in order to weave the different traditions into a vision of how inheritance, family, lineage and state interacted over the course of Qing and Republican China.
Other Title Print version: Wakefield, David, 1950- Fenjia. Honolulu : University of Hawaiì Press, ©1998 0824820924