This is one of the first anthropological studies of suicide in China. It aims to examine the relationship between gender, family conflict, and suicide in young women and the elderly in rural China. Suicide rates in these groups are alarmingly high. Recent studies have posited that this is primarily a social, rather than a mental health problem. Yet we know very little about the social and cultural factors contributing to suicide. The outcome of the project will be a greatly improved understanding of these factors. This will make a significant contribution to suicide research and prevention, gender studies, anthropology, and the study of rural Chinese society.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/08 → 31/12/15|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD260,000.00