Bog, hardback Wish Lanterns af Alec Ash

Wish Lanterns

- Young Lives in New China

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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 fl... Læs mere

This is a journalist's intimate snapshot of the millennial generation and the New China, told through the stories of six individuals, from childhood t... Læs mere

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304
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07-03-2017
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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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""One of the best [books] I've read about the individuals who make up a country that is all too often regarded as a monolith." -Jonathan Fenby, Financial Times 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 sixyoung 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"--

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