Book

Hsin Hsing, Taiwan: a Chinese village in change

University of California PressBerkeley • Published In 1966 • Pages:

By: Gallin, Bernard.

Abstract
This is a study of socio-cultural change in a Taiwan peasant village, from the turn of the century to 1959. When population increased after World War II, land shortage became a severe problem. This problem resulted in temporary as well as permanent migration to the city (usually Taipeh). This, together with other factors, weakened village and clan (TZU) solidarity. Instead of the concentration of social relationships in the village and clan communities, a strong tendency to establish ties with social groups outside the community in other villages developed. At the same time individualism was increasing. All of these factors resulted in the dissolution of the extended family as a household and even economic unit, into more or less independent conjugal families. The research was conducted by the author and his wife in the local dialect, Mandarin, and Japanese.
Subjects
Sociocultural trends
Community structure
culture
Taiwan Hokkien
HRAF PubDate
1995
Region
Asia
Sub Region
East Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-4,5
Analyst
Sigrid Khera
Coverage Date
ca. 1900-1959
Coverage Place
Hsin Hsing village, Taiwan
Notes
Bernard Gallin
Includes bibliography
LCCN
66014734
LCSH
Taiwanese