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In ancient Chinese history between the time periods of the Song Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty family relationships have maintained a steadiness in the elements and characteristic of family life The social structure and the family structure strove to follow hierarchy and filial piety the ideals of families of that time and times beforeIn the family men were seen as the dominant figures of the household It was expected that the men would work and handle all of the important things for example the business matter and financial matter Men wanted to feel empowered and have subordinates such as their female counterparts Women on the other hand were supposed to tend to the needs of the family and their children They were to handle the cooking and the cleaning of the house while raising the children For the women that did have jobs like their husbands they were not given any power or any leniency they were expected to take on all of the jobs a wife without a job would take onIn Chinese family harmony the hierarchy and filial piety were inter-dependant upon each other Harmony was promoted and sought after by the Chinese Fighting war and conflict were all discouraged and were thought to have brought about failure and cause unnecessary problems The hierarchy which people followed was the relationships on how parties should respect each other despite their different statuses in the five relationships Ruler to subject father to son husband to wife older brother to younger brother and friend to friend were the five relationships For all of these relationships except for one the status of one party is higher than that of the other yet still each party was to show the same amount of respect towards each other Filial piety is a persons desire to help his family and the devotion he gives A son will follow the wishes of his parents and in return his parents will lead
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