This talk is co-sponsored by Rutgers Global-China Office. It is open to the public, but registration required. Click here to register.
Against the background of the rapid aging of Chinese society, this talk draws on a series of empirical research and discusses some noticeable characteristics of the intergenerational relationship in contemporary China. Especially, this talk pays attention to the potential but persistent role of culture that is embodied by the belief and practices related to filial piety and ancestor worship. Also, from the perspective of intergenerational dynamics, this talk also addresses the gender imbalance in the various transfers between elder parents and their adult children.
Dr. Hu Anning is Professor of Sociology and Vice Dean of Graduate School at Fudan University. His research interests include social inequality, education, religion, trust, culture, and social research methods. Dr. Hu has published over 90 academic articles and three monographs, with research appearing in major sociological outlets, such as British Journal of Sociology, Sociology-The Journal of the British Sociological Association, Social Science Research, Journal of Marriage and Family, Poetics, and Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, to name a few.