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Article: "My Mother Wants Me to Jiaru-haomen (Marry Into a Rich and Powerful Family)!": Exploring the Pathways to "Altruistic Individualism" in Chinese Professional Women’s Filial Strategies of Marital Choice

Title"My Mother Wants Me to Jiaru-haomen (Marry Into a Rich and Powerful Family)!": Exploring the Pathways to "Altruistic Individualism" in Chinese Professional Women’s Filial Strategies of Marital Choice
Authors
Keywordsintergenerational relations
filial piety
individualization
sheng nü ('leftover women')
marriage timing
Issue Date2015
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://sgo.sagepub.com
Citation
Sage Open, 2015, v. 5 n. 1, p. 1-11 How to Cite?
AbstractIn an era of individualization, Chinese individuals often have to face the challenge of balancing their personal choices with their filial obligations. While a host of “filial strategies” are well-documented in traditional areas of filial contention such as elderly care and relating with in-laws, there are none in the area of sheng nü or “leftover women’s” marital choices. This study sets out to explore the “marital filial strategies” of unmarried Chinese professional women who face filial contentions in their “marriage timing” and “partner choice.” It was found that the combination of the filial strategies of “deferring” to parents’ matchmaking demands, followed by “negotiation” of one’s partner choice, led to the ideal condition of “altruistic individualism” that “combined personal freedom with engagement with others.” On a wider level, sheng nü’s filial strategies of marital choice could serve as an exemplar for all modern Chinese individuals who strove to conduct congenial filial relationships without compromising their own ideals.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/207592
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.161

 

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dc.date.accessioned2015-01-12T01:13:40Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-12T01:13:40Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationSage Open, 2015, v. 5 n. 1, p. 1-11-
dc.identifier.issn2158-2440-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/207592-
dc.description.abstractIn an era of individualization, Chinese individuals often have to face the challenge of balancing their personal choices with their filial obligations. While a host of “filial strategies” are well-documented in traditional areas of filial contention such as elderly care and relating with in-laws, there are none in the area of sheng nü or “leftover women’s” marital choices. This study sets out to explore the “marital filial strategies” of unmarried Chinese professional women who face filial contentions in their “marriage timing” and “partner choice.” It was found that the combination of the filial strategies of “deferring” to parents’ matchmaking demands, followed by “negotiation” of one’s partner choice, led to the ideal condition of “altruistic individualism” that “combined personal freedom with engagement with others.” On a wider level, sheng nü’s filial strategies of marital choice could serve as an exemplar for all modern Chinese individuals who strove to conduct congenial filial relationships without compromising their own ideals.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://sgo.sagepub.com-
dc.relation.ispartofSage Open-
dc.rightsSage Open. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectintergenerational relations-
dc.subjectfilial piety-
dc.subjectindividualization-
dc.subjectsheng nü ('leftover women')-
dc.subjectmarriage timing-
dc.title"My Mother Wants Me to Jiaru-haomen (Marry Into a Rich and Powerful Family)!": Exploring the Pathways to "Altruistic Individualism" in Chinese Professional Women’s Filial Strategies of Marital Choice-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2158244014567057-
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