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Author Xiao, Hui Faye, author

Title Youth economy, crisis, and reinvention in twenty-first-century China : morning sun in the tiny times / Hui Faye Xiao
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 222 pages)
Series Routledge contemporary China series
Routledge contemporary China series
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Hui Faye Xiao is Associate Professor and Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Kansas, USA. She publications include Family Revolution: Marital Strife in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Visual Culture (2014)
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 10, 2020)
Subject Youth -- China -- Attitudes -- 21st century
Youth -- China -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Youth -- China -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Youth -- Attitudes.
Youth -- Economic conditions.
Youth -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019043307
ISBN 0429326904
Other Titles Youth economy, crisis, and reinvention in 21st-century China