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Wish lanterns : young lives in new China, Alec Ash

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Wish lanterns : young lives in new China
Title
Wish lanterns
Title remainder
young lives in new China
Statement of responsibility
Alec Ash
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If China will rule the world one day, who will rule China? There are more than 320 million Chinese between the ages of sixteen and thirty. Children of the one-child policy, born after Mao, with no memory of the Tiananmen Square massacre, they are the first net native generation to come of age in a market-driven, more international China. Their experiences and aspirations were formed in a radically different country from the one that shaped their elders, and their lives will decide the future of their nation and its place in the world. Wish Lanterns offers a deep dive into the life stories of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child, netizen, and self-styled loser. Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north. "Fred," born on the tropical southern island of Hainan, is the daughter of a Party official, while Lucifer is a would-be international rock star. Snail is a country boy and Internet gaming addict, and Mia is a fashionista rebel from far west Xinjiang. Following them as they grow up, go to college, find work and love, all the while navigating the pressure of their parents and society, Wish Lanterns paints a vivid portrait of Chinese youth culture and of a millennial generation whose struggles and dreams reflect the larger issues confronting China today"--
Summary
This is a journalist's intimate snapshot of the millennial generation and the New China, told through the stories of six individuals, from childhood to the present, capturing their beliefs and aspirations, the real "Chinese dream" as opposed to the programmatic "China dream" agenda floated by Xi Jinping when he came to power as the Communist Party chairman
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10556527
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DLC
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Ash, Alec
Dewey number
305.2350951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ799.C55
LC item number
A774 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Youth
  • Popular culture
  • Technology and youth
  • Youth
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
  • HISTORY / Asia / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
Target audience
adult
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young lives in new China
Label
Wish lanterns : young lives in new China, Alec Ash
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956349474
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781628727647
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016048795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)956349474
Label
Wish lanterns : young lives in new China, Alec Ash
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956349474
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781628727647
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016048795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)956349474

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