China's Millennials: The Want Generation Fish, Eric

China's Millennials: The Want Generation

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In 1989, students marched on Tiananmen Square demanding democratic reform. The Communist Party responded with a massacre, but it was jolted into restructuring the economy and overhauling the education of its young citizens. A generation later, Chinese youth are a world apart from those who converged at Tiananmen. Brought up with lofty expectations, they've been accustomed to unprecedented opportunities on the back of China's economic boom. But today, China's growth is slowing and its demographics rapidly shifting, with the boom years giving way to a painful hangover.

Immersed in this transition, Eric Fish, a millennial himself, profiles youth from around the country and how they are navigating the education system, the workplace, divisive social issues, and a resurgence in activism. Based on interviews with scholars, journalists, and hundreds of young Chinese, his engrossing book challenges the idea that today's youth have been pacified by material comforts and nationalism. Following rural Henan students struggling to get into college, a computer prodigy who sparked a nationwide patriotic uproar, and young social activists grappling with authorities, Fish deftly captures youthful struggle, disillusionment, and rebellion in a system that is scrambling to keep them in line-and, increasingly, scrambling to adapt when its youth refuse to conform.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781442272491
BY (AUTHOR) Fish, Eric
PUBLISHER : Rowman & Littlefield PUBLICATION DATE : August 22, 2016
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Rowman & Littlefield
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 230 mm x 150 mm
WEIGHT : 395 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects
Society & Social Sciences

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DESCRIPTION : In 1989, students marched on Tiananmen Square demanding democratic reform. The Communist Party responded with a massacre, but it was jolted into restructuring the economy and overhauling the education of its young citizens. A generation later, Chinese youth are a world apart from those who converged at Tiananmen. Brought up with lofty expectations, they've been accustomed to unprecedented opportunities on the back of China's economic boom. But today, China's growth is slowing and its demographics rapidly shifting, with the boom years giving way to a painful hangover.Immersed in this transition, Eric Fish, a millennial himself, profiles youth from around the country and how they are navigating the education system, the workplace, divisive social issues, and a resurgence in activism. Based on interviews with scholars, journalists, and hundreds of young Chinese, his engrossing book challenges the idea that today's youth have been pacified by material comforts and nationalism. Following rural Henan students struggling to get into college, a computer prodigy who sparked a nationwide patriotic uproar, and young social activists grappling with authorities, Fish deftly captures youthful struggle, disillusionment, and rebellion in a system that is scrambling to keep them in line-and, increasingly, scrambling to adapt when its youth refuse to conform. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781442272491 BY (AUTHOR) Fish, Eric PUBLISHER : Rowman & Littlefield PUBLICATION DATE : August 22, 2016 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Rowman & Littlefield LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 230 mm x 150 mm WEIGHT : 395 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : History & Archaeology Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects Society & Social Sciences * This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.