Chinas Millennials



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.Chinas Millennials

Eric Fish is a writer focusing on Chinese youth, politics, education, and social issues From 2007 to 2014, he was based in China where he worked for the Economic Observer and contributed to outlets including The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, and The Telegraph, among others He is author of the book China s Millennials The Want Generation.

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  • Hardcover
  • 268 pages
  • Chinas Millennials
  • Eric Fish
  • 17 June 2018
  • 9781442248830

10 thoughts on “Chinas Millennials

  1. says:

    I came from pre 89 Tiananmen Square time a native Chinese living in Sweden, for the past few years i have been trying to understand how people from all over the world think about China regardless good or bad, but just the truth In mid 2015 i started listening Sinica podcast where they discussed about current affairs in China on the weekly basis This is how i was introduced to Mr Fish s book.This really is a great book, every chapter that i read i feel so close to it, because i have been through each step myself It started out from student life and went all the way to their work, naturally discussed about faith, rebellion, lost of this youth group It not only provides you the insights of China s youth, but also gives you some space to image how this generation would make an impact in the China s political economical future.O...

  2. says:

    Interesting view of China post Tiananmen.

  3. says:

    Really interesting, thorough reporting on the young adults of China Fish does a great job of encompassing the country s many complexities and the signs of both progress and great difficulty Much of what he said fleshed out the personal story of a young Chinese woman who guided my family s tour to the Great Wall last summer.As Fish describes, young adults like her from rural areas face many disadvantages in the city and often must live far away from family she had left behind a husband and young daughter back at home Fish s reporting also gave context to an interesting moment of cultural difference, when I persuaded my parents to take a paid cable car up to the top of the wall, though they and I paid separately My guide was astonished when this happened that my parents did not pay for me themselves though I m almost 40 but Fish s depiction of family relationships and expectations around money gave greater context for the cultural values my guide probably held Really interesting book.The one place where Fish seems somewhat unable to fully reckon with what he observes comes in the chapter on religion Though Fish acknowledges that Christians in a house church he visits show emotion in a manner unlike anything he s seen in China, he largely shrugs this moment off Nor does he seem to have a sense of what would entail a coherent alternative to both the Christianity he can t accept a...

  4. says:

    Better than just a collection of articles on Chinese Millennials, but that s mostly what it really is The author has good perspective on what their education and early careers have been like He shows their ambivalence towards their government e.g., they seem to be proud of China and its history in some places, but he also shows a survey where 85% of them said they d rather have been born in Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Japan.It s a good book for 1 people who do not know a lot about China since the author provi...

  5. says:

    This book really helped me when working with Chinese students It gave me a little background on where students were coming from I know cheating is an issue with students when they come to the US and this book helped me understand why it s not a big issue...

  6. says:

    Smoothly written, this book is a pleasure to read Although it specifically focuses on a particular generation of youth in China, it also serves to broadly introduce the reader to several different aspects of Chinese society.I have been studying China for several years, and I learned a lot of new things from reading this book That is a hard benchmark to beat, because so many China books contain the same inf...

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