Chinese family strengths and resiliency

Anqi Xu, Xiaolin Xie, Wenli Liu, Yan Xia, Dalin Liu

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Chinese family and marriage strengths and challenges are delineated in this article, including equity in marriage, affection, the ability to adapt to changes, mutual trust, compatibility, harmony, and family support. Despite the fact that Chinese households are getting smaller as a result of governmental policy and the broadening of housing markets, families remain crucial support networks, especially in the areas of socialization and intergenerational relationships. Current research on Chinese marriages and families is cited, outlining attitudinal changes regarding mate selection, divorce, and childbirth between genders, between older and younger generations, and between urban and rural residents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-164
Number of pages22
JournalMarriage and Family Review
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 27 2007


  • Chinese families and marriages
  • Family resiliencies
  • Family strengths

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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