Family and Family Division

  • Xudong Zhao
Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)


According to Fei Xiaotong, in Chinese families, father, mother and children form a bi-directional nurturing relation, and their relation can be compared to a triangle, with parents being the base and children at the vertex.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xudong Zhao
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  1. 1.Renmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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