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Buy me the sky : the remarkable truth of China's one-child generations
Buy me the sky : the remarkable truth of China's one-child generations
Xinran, Xue, 1958-2015
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With journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. At a time when the country continues to transform at the speed of light, these generations of precious 'one and onlies' are burdened with expectation, yet have often been brought up without any sense of responsibility. Within their families, they are 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 businessman's son unable to pack his own suitcase, to the PhD student who pulled herself out of extreme rural poverty, Xinran shows how these generations embody 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 these only children, we catch a startling glimpse of the emerging face of China.
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryHistory951.05 XINAvailable
Brighton LibraryHistory951.05 XINOnloan - Due: 25 Nov 2019
Sandringham Library ExpressHistory951.05 XINIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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