State and Family in China：
Filial Piety and Its Modern Reform
作者：杜樂（Mara Yue Du）
出版社：:Cambridge University Press
In Imperial China, the idea of filial piety not only shaped family relations but was also the official ideology by which Qing China was governed. In State and Family in China, Yue Du examines the relationship between politics and intergenerational family relations in China from the Qing period to 1949, focusing on changes in family law, parent-child relationships, and the changing nature of the Chinese state during this period. This book highlights how Qing China treated state-sponsored parent-child hierarchy as the axis around which Chinese family and political power relations were constructed and maintained in Imperial China. It shows how following the fall of the Qing in 1911, reform of filial piety law in the Republic of China became the basis of state-directed family reform, playing a central role in China's transition from empire to nation-state.
杜乐(Yue Du)， 北京大学社会学学士和历史学硕士，纽约大学历史学博士。现任康奈尔大学历史学系助理教授。主要研究领域为法律史，家庭史，及国族概念的建构。目前的研究主要围绕于近现代中国”国/国家”概念的发展。近期著有
“Unlimited Debt toward Father and Mother: Engendering State-Sponsored Generational Hierarchies in Late Imperial China,” accepted by Asia Major, forthcoming 34.2 (December 2021).“From Dynastic State to Imperial Nation: International Law, Diplomacy, and Conceptual Decentralization of China, 1860s-1900s,” Late Imperial China, 42.1 (2021), pp.177-220.“Bringing Chinese Law in Line with Western Standards? Problematizing ‘Chinese’ and ‘Western’ in the Late Qing Debate over the New Criminal Code,” Frontiers of History in China, 16.1 (2021), pp.39-72.