A midwife visits a newborn in a family’s jiguan, or “native” place of domicile. Picture: Alamy
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Ancestral home vs native place: what’s the difference

The concepts of zuji and jiguan, once considered important, are losing their relevance in modern China

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A midwife visits a newborn in a family’s jiguan, or “native” place of domicile. Picture: Alamy
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