Home and Family

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  • Nothing's more important than family, and nothing demonstrates the nuances of the Chinese language like talking about family. Whether it's introducing one's parents, grandparents, and children or the best ways to discuss marriage and relationships, this program illustrates practical techniques for talking about home life and family connections in Chinese. Cultural topics include: young people in Beijing and their opinions about traditional values, festivities at a country wedding, socializing at family gatherings, and the influence of Western trends on Chinese families and relationships.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 09, 2011.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.
  • Portions in Mandarin with Pinyin subtitles.


  • How to Introduce Family Members (2:57) -- Demise of Old Neighborhoods (1:39) -- Status and Introductions (2:20) -- Male-Female Relationships (2:21) -- "Women Hold Up Half the Sky" (2:00) -- Weddings and Families (2:01) -- Wedding Feast. Credits: Home and Family (0:50)
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