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Development and Transition of Chinese Family Practices : Significance and Compilation of Chinese Family Source Book

  • 중앙사론
  • 2012, (35), pp.157-200
  • Publisher : Institute for Historical Studies at Chung-Ang University
  • Research Area : Humanities > History

Kyungsuk Park 1 Yoowho Song 1 Seunghee Son 1

1인천대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper is to introduce the compilation process and significance of three books of Chinese family source book that the HK(Humanity Korea) Research Center for Chinese Practices, Humanities Research Institute of University of Incheon compiled. First source book is a collection of laws related to family in the Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China, and second is a collection of family laws in the People's Republic of China. The rest of source books is to collect the race-related data set focusing on the Chinese Genealogies material. To recap the significance of the compilation of kit are as follows:First, these source books have provided baseline data to enable the empirical studies about Chinese families and tribes for a variety of issues. Family-related laws and regulations were collected, as well as several broken down by category was presented. Second, from the establishment of the People's Republic of China to today by covering laws and regulations related to the family, the family laws of the People's Republic of China period shows the outline of the major changes or trends. On this topic in academia are expected to spark interest. As well as, by providing the text of legislation to undertake practical research would be helpful. Third, "Ethnic Source Book" co-edited with Shanxi University that put together a race classification for the data have significant implications. This is unprecedented in China and abroad. In addition, this source book is helping to improve the level of understanding on the Chinese society and history through the excavation of new genealogy materials. Finally, the real value of these source books is to provide original text in the form of a searchable text. As e-book publishing, these source books are free keyword search, as well as the original text is provided in the digital archive(http://hka.incheon.ac.kr/) of the HK Research Center for Chinese Practices, Humanities Research Institute of University of Incheon.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.