Taoism In Chinese Culture

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“For Chinese people, the importance of family, the institution which has patterned the entire social matrix, can hardly be overestimated(Lin TY., Lin MC. )”. The family is a cherished aspect of Chinese culture, playing a role in almost every piece of a person 's life. Families are involved with everything from behaviors to relationships. It is common for children to cohabitate with their parent until they marry and in some cases even after marriage. In the Chinese culture, it is believed that the bigger the family the more prestigious the household. The traditional family structure, there are usually includes two or more generations living under one roof. Due to the influence of Confucianism in the Chinese culture, most parents have a male…show more content…
During the Confucianism period, women were expected to respond to the wishes and need of their closely related male relatives. The mixture of the time period and the rise of Confucianism created a social hierarchy where women were the bottom. Women had to obey their husbands and grown sons, many of them didn 't even have names. Being born male in this time period meant you had authority and power. There have been drastic changes to gender roles moving forward. Moving onward women were given just as much freedom as men. In this modern age, women are on the same level as men with the few injustices such as making less than men or women being expected to be housewives. Men have gone from having all the power to having to share, from being the heads of their families where they had absolute power to sharing the role of provider and homemaker.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) remain the most ancient yet living traditions. There has been increased global interest in traditional medicine (Hindawi)”. Chinese medicine focuses on finding the exact cause of illness instead of just offering a solution. Traditional Chinese medical practices forces on the balance of yin and yang within a person and the five elements ( water, wood, fire, metal, and earth). Metal corresponds to the lungs, wood to the liver, fire to the heart, water to the kidneys and earth to the spleen. Among some of these healing practices, there

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