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

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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
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  • 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
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NZ-GlWB
Dewey number
  • 306.850951
  • 951.05
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no index present
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Translated from the Chinese
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non fiction
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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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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xxvi, 286 pages
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9781846044724
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