y amilf memoir , to memorialize and to inherit the year in china chen shen In recent years, family memoirs have become a prevalent form of life writing in China. Such memoirs—which, as Rocío Davis explains in Relative Histo- ries, can also be described as “‘multigenerational’ or ‘intergenerational auto/ biographies’”—have for the most part been written to memorialize and show respect for the authors’ elders and ancestors. Many of these memoirs have been published every year, especially when the deceased person has been a celebrity. Family memoirs have been popular in China because of Chinese tradi- tions. Family is the cornerstone of traditional Chinese society and has even influenced the political structure of the constitution. Although family-orient- ed culture is not the foundation of today’s national political structure, family is still very important in Chinese people’s value systems. One of the reasons for this importance is because of how family memoirs preserve genealogies. In turn, genealogical research has also been an important part of Chinese history. In the past, praising the merit and fame of deceased family members was so prevalent in memoirs it was almost a cliché. Publications from 2017 reveal new trends in this writing form: some
Biography – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Mar 8, 2018
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