East and West: Exploration of the Father-Son Conflict in Chinese Culture from the Perspective of Family Triangulation in the West and the Classical Opera Stories of the East

Simon CHAN*

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Abstract

The concept of family triangulation is one of the most important concepts in the field of family therapy. This concept has been widely accepted in the western world and a wonder has been formed: can it be applied in the nonwestern world? This chapter is going to give evidences that family triangulation can be applied in the nonwestern world, at least in the Chinese culture. Chinese culture expressed in Chinese operas and oral history has clearly documented some of the same concepts as seen in the concept of family triangulation in the West.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Chinese Families
EditorsKwok-bun Chan
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages393-402
Number of pages10
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781461402664
ISBN (Print)9781461402657, 9781493940509
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Family Therapy
  • Chinese Culture
  • Marital Conflict
  • Chinese Family
  • Filial Piety

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