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The very complex Chinese family tree, decoded

From South China Morning Post

Lunar New Year is a time of family gathering but using the right terms to address relatives can be extremely challenging. Due to the complex nature of the Chinese kinship system, many are often left unsure about how to address certain family members they are unfamiliar with. The hierarchical naming system based on generation, lineage, age and gender is deeply rooted in Chinese culture and crucial for any family event. 

To solve the confusion, the Post’s award-winning Graphics team has curated an exclusive family tree explainer on the Chinese kinship system for you to enjoy.

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The South China Morning Post


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