A Changing China: Day to Day Life in the New Century

By Yuan Yue, Zhang Jun

This book provides a vivid and detailed analysis of life in modern China. It brings together researchers, sociologists, entrepreneurs, and the findings of 20 years of polling research to show how the people of China have coped with the immense changes to their lives in the past two decades. It examines how people in China have had to balance traditional values with modern day demands, how they have emerged as consumers dealing with modern technology, and how they have struggled for a better life. It is a detailed study of the people who were instrumental in the economic success of their country. Written by leading executives at the Beijing-based Horizon Research Consultancy Group, the book is rich with data and analysis, and it discusses nearly all aspects of life in China, including love and marriage, changing family relations, fast food, fashion, work and careers, migrant laborers, real estate, investment, shopping online, health care, etc. A constant theme throughout is the phenomenal change that is taking place in the lives of the Chinese people, from their goals and aspirations, to their challenges and achievements. *** Exceptionally well organized and presented, "A Changing China" will prove to be fully accessible for both academic and non-specialist general readers with an interest in contemporary Chinese culture and society." - Midwest Book Review, Reviewer's Bookwatch: August 2015, Mason's Bookshelf (Series: Life in China) [Subject: Sociology, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies]

Publication Date: 3/31/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781844643615

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