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Youth economy, crisis, and reinvention in twenty-first-century China : morning sun in the tiny times /
Hui Faye Xiao.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
description
xi, 222 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN
036734551X, 9780367345518, 9780429326905, 9781000765106, 9781000765229
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
isbn
036734551X
9780367345518
9780429326905
9781000765106
9781000765229
abstract
"This book surveys the explosive youth culture in twenty-first century China, an active and powerful force catalysing cultural innovations, social changes, and collective efforts, re-inventing a pluralistic and multivalent youth (qingnian) in an age of enormous change, division and uncertainty. Providing a comprehensive analysis of literary, cinematic, musical, televisual, and social media representations about, for and by disparate youth groups, this book seeks to offer a systematic investigation of a trans-medial and multi-locale youth culture. In so doing, it examines contributions from high school dropouts, industrial migrant workers and "leftover women", as well as best-selling writers and filmmakers, cultural entrepreneurs and young feminist activists. Observing the Chinese youths' deployment of "small" genres, such as light novels and short videos, in addition to digital media, this book ultimately demonstrates the renewal of cultural forms and the transformative power of "small" atomized individuals in reinventing a youthful coalition of silenced, belittled, and marginalized groups. A thoroughly interdisciplinary study, Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-First-Century China will be useful to students and scholars of Chinese culture and society, as well as Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies and Media Studies"--
catalogue key
13160456
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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