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Family Summary
Ba Jin

Everything you need to understand or teach Family by Ba Jin.

  • Family Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Family Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Family Summary

Plot Summary

Family is the story of an aristocratic Chinese family at the beginning of the 20th century. The Kao family lives in a well-appointed compound in the city of Chengtu and enjoys all the material and cultural benefits the city has to offer. Three brothers in the Kao family, Cheuh-hsin, Cheuh-min, and Cheuh-hui, are the main characters of the story. Cheuh-hsin, the oldest, is married and has a son, and the other two brothers are students in their late teenage years.

Cheuh-hsin suffers greatly because he has never been able to stand up for himself. He is a big believer in filial piety, and he has always been willing to do what his elders tell him to do, even when his own dreams are sacrificed. For example, Chueh-hsin wanted to marry his cousin Mei and pursue a career in scientific academia, but his grandfather arranged a marriage with Jui-cheuh...

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Study Pack

The Family Study Pack contains about 43 pages of study material in 2 products, including:

Family Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

Family Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including:

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