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Youth Culture In China

Author : Paul Clark
ISBN : 9781107016514
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Examines youth cultures at three historical points - 1968, 1988 and 2008 - and argues that present-day youth culture in China has international and local roots.

Youth Cultures In China

Author : Jeroen de Kloet
ISBN : 9781509512980
Genre : Social Science
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What does it mean to be young in a country that is changing so fast? What does it mean to be young in a place ruled by one Party, during a time of intense globalization and exposure to different cultures? This fascinating and informative book explores the lives of Chinese youth and examines their experiences, the ways in which they are represented in the media, and their interactions with old and, especially, new media. The authors describe and analyze complex entanglements among family, school, workplace and the state, engaging with the multiplicity of Chinese youth cultures. Their case studies include, among others, the romantic fantasies articulated by pop idols in TV dramas in contrast with young students working hard for their entrance exams and dream careers. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of youth culture, the sociology of youth and China studies more broadly. By showing how Chinese youth negotiate these regimes by carving out their own temporary spaces ? from becoming a goldfarmer in a virtual economy to performing as a cosplayer ? this book ultimately poses the question: Will the current system be able to accommodate this rapidly increasing diversity?

Youth Culture In Chinese Language Film

Author : Xuelin Zhou
ISBN : 1138678066
Genre : Motion picture industry
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This book explores the vigorous film cultures of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong from the perspective of youth culture. The book relates this important topic to the wider social, cultural, and institutional context, and discusses the relationship between the films and the changes that today are transforming each society. Among the areas explored are the differences between the three film industries, their creation of new types of screen hero and heroine, and their conflicts with traditional Chinese attitudes such as respect for age. The many films discussed provide fresh perspectives on the ways in which young people are coping with gender, sexuality, class, coming of age, the pressures of education, and major social shifts such as rural to urban migration. They show young adults in each society striving to construct new value systems for a complex, rapidly changing environment.

Chinese Youth In Transition

Author : Jieying Xi
ISBN : 0754643697
Genre : Business & Economics
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Featuring original research findings from a key Chinese national research centre, this book provides researchers with cutting-edge, reliable and comprehensive information about children and youth in modern China. Coverage spans a wide range of critical issues, including: children's physical and mental development, leisure and consumption choices and juvenile delinquency.

Young Chinese In Urban China

Author : Alex Cockain
ISBN : 9780415677578
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book examines the condition of being a young person in China and the way in which changes in various dimensions of urban life have affected Chinese youths' quests to understand themselves. The author examines social factors such as changes in the physical construction of urban neighbourhoods; changes in family life including reduced family size, increasing rates of divorce and increased physical mobility of the family unit; school life and mounting pressure to perform well in examinations and be a good student; access to foreign and domestic media as well as access to the internet. Drawing on the fields of social and cultural anthropology, Alex Cockain shows that the process of self understanding in a changing spatial, social and cultural world involves ongoing disjointed efforts to achieve a sense of security and belonging on the one hand and a degree of increased autonomy in their relationships with, for example, parents and teachers on the other. This book will appeal to anyone interested in Chinese Society, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Asian Anthropology and Youth Studies.

How Chinese Are You

Author : Andrea Louie
ISBN : 9781479890521
Genre : Social Science
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Chinese adoption is often viewed as creating new possibilities for the formation of multicultural, cosmopolitan families. For white adoptive families, it is an opportunity to learn more about China and Chinese culture, as many adoptive families today try to honor what they view as their children’s “birth culture.” However, transnational, transracial adoption also presents challenges to families who are trying to impart in their children cultural and racial identities that they themselves do not possess, while at the same time incorporating their own racial, ethnic, and religious identities. Many of their ideas are based on assumptions about how authentic Chinese and Chinese Americans practice Chinese culture. Based on a comparative ethnographic study of white and Asian American adoptive parents over an eight year period, How Chinese Are You? explores how white adoptive parents, adoption professionals, Chinese American adoptive parents, and teens adopted from China as children negotiate meanings of Chinese identity in the context of race, culture, and family. Viewing Chineseness as something produced, rather than inherited, Andrea Louie examines how the idea of “ethnic options” differs for Asian American versus white adoptive parents as they produce Chinese adoptee identities, while re-working their own ethnic, racial, and parental identities. Considering the broader context of Asian American cultural production, Louie analyzes how both white and Asian American adoptive parents engage in changing understandings of and relationships with “Chineseness” as a form of ethnic identity, racial identity, or cultural capital over the life course. Louie also demonstrates how constructions of Chinese culture and racial identity dynamically play out between parents and their children, and for Chinese adoptee teenagers themselves as they “come of age.” How Chinese Are You? is an engaging and original study of the fluidity of race, ethnicity, and cultural identity in modern America.

All Eyes East

Author : Mary Bergstrom
ISBN : 9781137512277
Genre : Business & Economics
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The allure of the world's fastest growing economy and largest population is undeniable; global companies crowd into the mainland in search of salvation to offset markets that have peaked or are in decline. China's youth population is composed of 500 million under the age of 30 and is poised to play a vital role in the global economy. Until now, no one has focused on this powerful group and the strategies that succeed with them. Born under the one-child policy into a newly opened economy, Chinese youth are consumer pioneers almost by birthright. Backed by two parents and four grandparents, they are positioned to consume new cars, luxury products, and real estate much earlier than their foreign peers. It is youth's accumulation of power that will catapult China to become the number one consumer market across too many categories to list. In All Eyes East, author Mary Bergstrom shares years of experience studying youth and helping companies understand and better target young audiences in China. She guides readers through the stories behind the headlines to reveal the unique way that Chinese youth look at themselves and the world. Along the way, she deciphers key issues such as the phenomenon of assigning new generations every ten years (or less), the meaning and manifestations of subcultures, and the new order that has emerged as a result of the country's dramatic gender imbalance. At each step, Bergstrom marries insight to action; explaining how and why changes have occurred, what companies have done to successfully (or not) leverage trends, and what will happen next. By interviewing leaders of brands that have operated successfully in China for decades such as Pepsi, GM, Li Ning, McDonald's, Converse, JWT, and Interbrand, Bergstrom goes behind the scenes to deliver personal accounts of best practices and lessons earned. Interviews with China-focused academics and journalists help to round out a thought-provoking analysis of the world's most powerful consumers.

Young Rebels In Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Author : Zhou Xuelin
ISBN : 9622098495
Genre : Social Science
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In the 1980s, a new type of central character emerged in contemporary Chinese films - angry and alienated youth. Filmmakers treated youth as a separate category and showed them in urban situations behaving in unconventional and socially rebellious ways. Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema looks for evidence in films that exemplify this trend.

Opening Up

Author : James Farrer
ISBN : 9780226238715
Genre : Psychology
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From teen dating to public displays of affection, from the "fishing girls" and "big moneys" that wander discos in search of romance to the changing shape of sex in the Chinese city, this is a book like no other. James Farrer immerses himself in the vibrant nightlife of Shanghai, draws on individual and group interviews with Chinese youth, as well as recent changes in popular media, and considers how sexual culture has changed in China since its shift to a more market-based economy. More and more men and women in China these days are having sex before marriage, creating a new youth sex culture based on romance, leisure, and free choice. The Chinese themselves describe these changes as an "opening up" in response to foreign influences and increased Westernization. Farrer explores these changes by tracing the basic elements in talk about sex and sexuality in Shanghai. He then shows how Chinese youth act out the sometimes-contradictory meanings of sex in the new market society. For Farrer, sexuality is a lens through which we can see how China imagines and understands itself in the wake of increased globalization. Through personal storytelling, neighborhood gossip, and games of seduction, young men and women in Shanghai balance pragmatism with romance, lust with love, and seriousness with play, collectively constructing and individually coping with a new culture based on market principles. With its provocative glimpse into the sex lives of young Chinese, then, Opening Up offers something even greater: a thoughtful consideration of China as it continues to develop into an economic superpower.

China Underground

Author : Zachary Mexico
ISBN : 9781593763206
Genre : Travel
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At the beginning of the 21st century, it is hard to imagine a place more exciting than China. Westerners hear much about China’s role as the next “global superpower,” but they know less about the young people who make up China’s varied and fascinating subcultures. Drawn by the streets humming with the energy of constant change, Zachary Mexico, who had spent two years in China, returned there in the summer of 2006 to conduct formal research on how the changing environment has affected the Chinese of his generation. Readers are introduced to a wannabe rock star from the desert of Xinjiang, trying to make it big in Shanghai; a disillusioned journalist; a budding screenwriter; a vagabond ladies’ man; a straight-A student at China’s best university; a Chinese mafia kingpin; a punk band trying their best to stay relevant; a prostitute; the world’s most polluted city; Beijing’s drug-fueled club scene; and many others. This is an engaging firsthand account of a young American writer’s encounter with the new China and the young people who are pursuing their future there. China Underground tells their stories, and some of Mexico’s own.

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