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Quest for HarmonyThe Moso Traditions of Sexual Union and Family Life.$
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Chuan-kang Shih

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804761994

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804761994.001.0001

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Household Life among the Moso

Household Life among the Moso

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Quest for Harmony
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This chapter presents an account of household life among the Moso. After introducing the notion of household harmony as the supreme value of the culture, this chapter describes the living space of the traditional Moso household and the management of household life. It concludes by examining a view of daily life and interpersonal relations in the context of the household. It suggests that the highest degree of life security is indeed an outstanding feature of the Moso family system.

Keywords:   Moso household, household harmony, life security, Moso family

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