Journal of Comparative Family Studies

A journal emphasizing research concerning cross-cultural families for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, Spring

Confucianism and the Korean Family
INTRODUCTIONReligious and ideological beliefs are the part of the adaptive culture that evolves over time. The ethics and values espoused by one religion during a particular period and in a specific culture may differ from those of another imposing a...
Families in Bangladesh
Bangladesh emerged as a sovereign independent nation in 1971. It lies on the northeastern part of the South Asian subcontinent roughly between 20deg30 and 26deg45 north latitudes and 88deg00 and 92deg56 east longitudes and is bounded by India on the...
Families in India: Beliefs and Realities
India has a rich religious and cultural heritage, extending about 5,000 years into the past. The population of India is multi-racial, multi-religious and multi-lingual. This populace lives within extremely diverse geographical conditions. Equally diverse...
Families in Japan: Beliefs and Realities
INTRODUCTIONOne of the central themes of human societies is the continuous process of social change. Although the rate of progress differs from one society to another, it is generally the case that societies change from traditional to modern. We are...
Families in Thailand: Beliefs and Realities
INTRODUCTIONThe present paper aims to present factual information regarding various aspects of the family in Thailand. The paper covers the following three aspects; religious and/or ideological characteristics and orientations of the country; the family...
Hong Kong Families: At the Crossroads of Modernism and Traditionalism
Hong Kong has a total population of 5.7 million, of which about 98 per cent are Chinese in origin. In this demographic sense, Hong Kong is essentially a Chinese society. In the cultural sense, Hong Kong also appears as a Chinese society. Most of the...
The Family and Demography in Contemporary Taiwan
IDEOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICSFor centuries and still remaining today, the family has been the most important unit of social organization in Taiwan, to which the core of cultural values are attached. As a frontier and an immigrant society of China since...
The Malay Family: Beliefs and Realities
BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS OF MALAYSIAThe Malay family system is the by-product of a complex interplay of historical and cultural circumstances. Historically, the Malays have been influenced by great civilizations from India, West Asia, China and recently...
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