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Young China : how the restless generation will change their country and the world

Author
Dychtwald, Zak, author.
Title
Young China : how the restless generation will change their country and the world / Zak Dychtwald.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
©2018
Description
viii, 295 pages ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-295).
Contents
  • Organ-stealing prostitutes : myths, language, and other walls between China and the world
  • Bella and the books : China's competitive study culture forges a determined heart
  • Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown : China's little emperors and their heavy expectations
  • How to eat your parents : China's housing and marriage markets collide
  • Sex for fun : the quiet revolution
  • A leftover woman : how marriage expectations and government priorities bind
  • Double eyelids for Double 11 : conspicuous consumption and the biggest consumer holiday in the world
  • Test monsters dream of innovation : will China's superstudents reinvent their country?
  • The good comrade : being gay in the Middle Kingdom
  • Learning to play : from eating bitter to eating hotpot
  • Be there now : one hundred million new travelers hit the road
  • A young man and his party : how the new generation sees its government.
Summary
The author, in his twenties, who is fluent in Chinese, examines the future of China through the lens of the Jiu Ling Hou-the generation born after 1990. A close up look at the Chinese generation born after 1990 exploring through personal encounters how young Chinese feel about everything from money and sex, to their government, the West, and China's shifting role in the world--not to mention their love affair with food, karaoke, and travel. Set primarily in the Eastern 2nd tier city of Suzhou and the budding Western metropolis of Chengdu, the book charts the touchstone issues this young generation faces. From single-child pressure, to test taking madness and the frenzy to buy an apartment as a prerequisite to marriage, from one-night-stands to an evolving understanding of family, Young China offers a fascinating portrait of the generation who will define what it means to be Chinese in the modern era. Zak Dychtwald was twenty when he first landed in China. He spent years deeply immersed in the culture, learning the language and hanging out with his peers, in apartment shares and hostels, on long train rides and over endless restaurant meals.
Dychtwald examines the future of China through the lens of the Jiu Ling Hou-- the generation born after 1990. Through personal encounters, he explores how young Chinese feel about everything from money and sex, to their government, the West, and China's shifting role in the world-- not to mention their love affair with food, karaoke, and travel. He offers a fascinating portrait of the generation who will define what it means to be Chinese in the modern era.
Subject headings
Generation Y--China.
Young adults--China.
Teenagers--China.
Youth--China.
China--Social life and customs--21st century.
ISBN
9781250078810 (hardcover)
1250078814 (hardcover)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
HQ799.C5 D933 2018
Location
Checked out Due: 01-14-2021
Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
HQ799.C5 D933 2018
Location
Stacks
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