Family values in China

Family Values in China

Chinese families 300Family means a lot to Chinese people. It is considered to be the most important aspect of interpersonal relationships and social communication in China. Chinese people often refer to family relationships as 骨肉之情gǔ ròu zhī qíng, 手足之情 shǒu zú zhī qíng (as inseparable as flesh and bone, as inseparable as hands and feet). Because of the traditional hierarchy values, it is essential to address each family member, especially those older than you. It is not acceptable for the younger generation to address the older generation using just their names, as it is not respectful. Continue reading

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