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The Resource Buy me the sky : the remarkable truth of China's one-child generations, Xinran ; translated by Esther Tyldesley and David Dobson

Buy me the sky : the remarkable truth of China's one-child generations, Xinran ; translated by Esther Tyldesley and David Dobson

Label
Buy me the sky : the remarkable truth of China's one-child generations
Title
Buy me the sky
Title remainder
the remarkable truth of China's one-child generations
Statement of responsibility
Xinran ; translated by Esther Tyldesley and David Dobson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
With journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China between 1979 and 1984 - the first generation raised under China's single-child policy. At a time when the country is transforming at the speed of light, this generation of precious 'one and onlies' is burdened with expectation, yet has been reared without any sense of responsibility. Within their families, they are often revered as 'little emperors' and 'suns', although such cosseting can come at a high price: isolation, confusion and an inability to deal with life's challenges. From the business man's son unable to pack his own suitcase, to the PhD student who pulled herself out of extreme rural poverty, Xinran shows how this generation embodies the hopes and fears of a great nation at a time of unprecedented change. It is a time of fragmentation, heart-breaking and inspiring in equal measure, in which capitalism vies with communism, the city with the countryside and Western opportunity with Eastern tradition. Through the fascinating stories of this first generation of only children, we catch a startling glimpse of the emerging face of China
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Xinran
Dewey number
951.05
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tyldesley, Esther
  • Dobson, David
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  • Families
  • Parent and child
  • Birth control
  • Family policy
  • Generation Y
  • Men
  • Only child
  • Women
  • Generation Y
  • Family policy
  • Women
  • Men
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Buy me the sky : the remarkable truth of China's one-child generations, Xinran ; translated by Esther Tyldesley and David Dobson
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Publication
Copyright
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
000055434461
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9781846044717
Lccn
2014495529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908374405
Label
Buy me the sky : the remarkable truth of China's one-child generations, Xinran ; translated by Esther Tyldesley and David Dobson
Publication
Copyright
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
000055434461
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9781846044717
Lccn
2014495529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908374405

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