Family sacrifices : the worldviews and ethics of Chinese Americans

Jeung, Russell, 1962- author

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  • Creator Russell M. Jeung, Seanan S. Fong, and Helen Jin Kim
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
  • Physical Details
    • x, 208 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780190875923, 0190875925, 9780190875954, 9780190875930
  • OCLC on1076548001


  • "Fifty-two percent of Chinese Americans report having no religious affiliation, making them the least religiously-identified ethnic group in the United States. But that statistic obscures a much more complex reality. Family Sacrifices reveals that Chinese Americans employ familism, not religion, as the primary narrative by which they find meaning, identity, and belonging"--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction: Chinese American familism and the theory of liyi -- The roots of Chinese American nonreligiousness and familism -- Transmission : Chinese American liyi socialization -- Translation : Chinese popular religion and Confucianism in the U.S. -- The yi of family sacrifice : Chinese Americans' highest values -- The li of Chinese American familism : ritualizing family, food, and fun
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