me generation

China’s ‘Me Generation’ Sends Divorce Rate Soaring

NPR reports that the divorce rate in China has doubled in the past ten years, and one in five Chinese marriages don’t last: “We’d known each other three weeks when we went to get a wedding certificate,”...

Geoff Dyer: China’s Little Emperors Demand their Due

From the Financial Times: China’s youth can get a bad press. In most accounts, they are the “Little Emperors” or the “Me Generation”, the spoilt and apolitical offspring of one-child families who are interested in fast cars,...

Flaws in China’s Digital Dissidents

Alice Liu writes her opinion for Asia Times: Despite having a reputation in the West as trailblazing citizen journalists, many of China’s young bloggers are seen by Chinese as egocentric, showy and self-serving. Most come...

All Eyes Inward

Newsweek takes a look at the new breed of Chinese artist, who came of age as part of the so-called “Me generation”: Until recently, the way Chinese artists got famous was to talk politics. The generation that grew up...

China’s Angry Youth Vent Their Feelings

From the Financial Times: Images of angry Chinese students beating up Korean protesters in Seoul and attacking Carrefour supermarkets at home may well have been the last thing Bo Yang, the controversial author of The Ugly...

Video: There Is No Address in Heaven (天堂地址不详) –

Before the 70th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre , a group of university students born in Nanjing produced a documentary to memorialize this part of history. Their shooting angles are unsophisticated, but they sincerely express their love for Nanjing city. The so-called “Me generation” believes they have a responsiblity toward Nanjing and China’s bright future. […]

Breaking Up Not Hard To Do For China’s “Me” Generation – Reuters

From Reuters via Ten months after they tied the knot, Li Lei and Wang Yang, both 20-something Chinese professionals, decided it was time to break up so they could spend more time with their lovers. They signed on the dotted line on their divorce paper less than 20 minutes after answering “no” to a […]

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