NCTA Alumni Online Book Discussion Group: Choosing Daughters by Lihong Shi

 

NCTA Alumni Online Book Discussion Group: Choosing Daughters by Lihong Shi

For NCTA Alumni in the University of Pittsburgh’s NCTA Coordinating Site Region

During the winter/spring semester of 2021, Dr. Diana M. Wood will lead an asynchronous book discussion group on Choosing Daughters: Family Change in Rural China by Lihong Shi.  This book represents recent research within one village (Lijia) in Liaoning Province, the most southern of the three provinces comprising the area formerly known as Manchuria. The author's grandfather had close ties to this village so Lihong Shi was able to talk frequently with village residents as she lived in the village during at least three research trips.  In fact, the personal stories recounted in each chapter provide terrific insight into the shifting view of child gender preference in one area of China. This book covers birth planning policy, changing views of baby gender preference and concerns over the increasing expense of "bridewealth" for prospective young men's families.   

 

This free discussion group will be conducted asynchronously during January-April 2021, and will use the Proboards Discussion Board site. Registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the book along with a detailed schedule of readings and assignments.   

 

This book discussion group on Choosing Daughters is for NCTA Alumni in the University of Pittsburgh’s NCTA Coordinating Site Region NCTA Alumni from (PA, WV, MD, DE, MI, KY, MN, OH, AL) 

 

For Pennsylvania teachers, completion of this book discussion will be worth fourteen Act 48 hours.  For teachers in other states we can provide you with a certificate of completion and/or a personal letter from the instructor.  

 

Registration deadline is December 18 (or until we reach capacity).

 

To register, go to: https://forms.gle/jYDGHpUDSStfpibTA

 

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