The Newsletter 45 Autumn 2007

'Daughter-in-law for the second time': Taiwanese mothers-in-law in the family of cross-border marriage

Hsing-Miao Chi

<p>In traditional Chinese society, the older generations of women in kinship relations had more power than the younger ones. However, with the transformation of Taiwanese society and family form, contemporary mothersin- law are often described as the generation of women &lsquo;caught in between&rsquo;, no longer commanding the privilege and authority of their mothers-in-law&rsquo;s generation, but with high expectations of their own daughters-in-law.</p>