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From Four Generations Living under One Roof to Nuclear Families
   2015-09-30 15:23:05    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Liu Ranran

 

Americans have strong family values, so do the Chinese. The Chinese once believed that having a large family was a blessing. Four generations living under one roof was common. When people grew old, their children took care of them. Today, most Chinese families only have one child, young couples often live away from their parents, and some elderly people are now cared for in nursing homes. But the Chinese character for 'home' is still based on the concept of motherly protection.

In Chinese culture, devotion to parents is called filial piety. The kids nod respectfully to make Mom and Dad happy. In America, we show our appreciation in pretty much the same way, proving that whatever it's called from culture to culture, this kind of love is universal.

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