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May 30, 2016
China’s Millennials

Here comes another book on China’s Millenials. It looks like a good one with a nice narrative structure focusing on six individual lives…

From the FT review by Jonathan Fenby over the weekend:

“Alongside the flow of books on China’s politics, economy, history and international relations, a considerable literature has grown up in recent years describing the lives of the people who inhabit the new superpower. Young Chinese have come in for particular attention in works about and sometimes by the country’s millennials, the generation born after the economic reforms launched by Deng Xiaoping in the late 1970s that transformed the country — and the world. They did not know the privations and terror of the Mao Zedong years and were only infants when the tanks rolled through Beijing in 1989 to suppress the student demonstrators, and kill many more of the residents living along the route to Tiananmen Square.”

For the full review, see here

For another take on the subject, see Eric Fish’s fine book China’s Millennials: The Want Generation