Year: 2002 Source: Death Studies, v.26, no.2, (February/March 2002), p.143-175 SIEC No: 20031066

The purpose of this study was to investigate qualitative & quantitative differences in Chinese children’s concepts of death, & to analyze this conceptual development as it related to background variables (such as age, gender, religion, & health status). 239 children in 6 grade groups were asked to draw their impression of the word “death” & to give a verbal commentary of what they had drawn. The results are interpreted as providing a unique window on death concepts among Chinese children. (42 refs)