Full Citation: Cohen, M.L., "Family Management and Family Division in Contemporary Rural China," 130 THE CHINA QUARTERLY 357 (1992).

Family Management and Family Division in Contemporary Rural China

Field-work in north, south and west China villages reveals that prior to the establishment of the People's Republic family organization at all three sites was characterized by the same customary arrangements concerning ownership of property, economic ties among family members, family management and family division. During the collective era and the present period of family fanning changes in these aspects of family life have been along similar lines. I was in a Hebei village for four months during 1986–87, and in 1990 carried out three-month periods of field-work in villages in Shanghai county and on the Chengdu Plain in Sichuan