Love and Discipline: Remediated
How can intergenerational dialogue in Chinese-Canadian families integrate more bicultural perspectives?
In Chinese culture, discipline is seen as a form of love. A parent’s strict expectations and sense of discipline, intended to help their children achieve success, oftentimes creates friction in the relationship. I’m looking to remediate communication practices through dialogues reflective of intergenerational values and bicultural experience.
These objects seek to engage Chinese-Canadian immigrant families in authentic conversations on love and discipline in order to facilitate a more empathetic and nuanced understanding across different generations and cultures within the same family.
Photography: Ben Bonsu
Image: Claire Wu