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The Resource Wish lanterns : young lives in new China, Alec Ash

Wish lanterns : young lives in new China, Alec Ash

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Wish lanterns : young lives in new China
Title
Wish lanterns
Title remainder
young lives in new China
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Alec Ash
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Language
eng
Summary
The youth are the generation that will change China. There are over 320 million in their teens and twenties, more than the population of the USA. Born after Mao, natives of a nation on the rise, they are destined to have an unprecedented influence on global affairs. These millennials, offspring of the only child policy, face fierce competition and pressure to succeed. Dislocated from their country's tumultuous past, they are caught between tradition and modernity. Their struggles are also the same as those of young people all over the world: moving out of home, starting a career, falling in love. Wish Lanterns tells the stories of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child and a rebel; 'Fred' is a daughter of the Party. Lucifer is an aspiring superstar; Snail a country migrant addicted to online gaming. Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north; and Mia a skinhead fashionista from Xinjiang in the far west. Alec Ash, a writer in Beijing of the same generation, has given us a vivid, gripping account of young China as it comes of age. Through individual lives, Wish Lanterns shows with empathy and insight the conflicts and challenges, dreams and wishes of China's - and the world's - future. It is a vibrant and intimate book, for readers of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy
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ERD
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Ash, Alec
Dewey number
951.06
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Ash, Alec
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  • Young adults
  • China
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Wish lanterns : young lives in new China, Alec Ash
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
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Control code
000057679787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781447238003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952465640
Label
Wish lanterns : young lives in new China, Alec Ash
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057679787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781447238003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952465640

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