The Filial Child Revisited: Tradition Holds Its Ground in Modern Shanghai

Orna Naftali*

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“When I was young, children had to wait until the adults sat at the table before they could even touch their chopsticks!” Ms Xu, a 55-year-old retiree and a volunteer at a local parents’ school, told me. “In the past, we Chinese paid great attention to matters of seniority and propriety…. We used to respect our parents and teachers. Now it’s all different.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationStudies in Childhood and Youth
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in Childhood and Youth
ISSN (Print)2731-6467
ISSN (Electronic)2731-6475

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014, Orna Naftali.


  • Chinese Parent
  • Chinese Teacher
  • Cultural Revolution
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Xinhua News Agency


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