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Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China: Book by Jemimah Steinfeld

Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China

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ISBN: 9781780769844    Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 14.99        Language: English
China is the world's fastest-growing economic powerhouse. Everybody knows this. But behind the headlines a once-in-a-generation sexual and cultural revolution is taking place - all in the bars, cafes and streets...Read more
China is the world's fastest-growing economic powerhouse. Everybody knows this. But behind the headlines a once-in-a-generation sexual and cultural revolution is taking place - all in the bars, cafes and streets of China's growing mega-cities. Welcome to this new China. Writer and journalist Jemimah Steinfeld meets the young people behind the world's fastest-moving nation to unveil their attitudes towards love, life and sexuality. Young Chinese have new words to describe the world they live in: 'little emperors' - single men who have grown up under the one child policy - they're bossy and selfish; 'bare branches' - those without children; 'leftovers' - women over twenty-six who aren't married; 'comrade' - how the gay community identifies itself; 'love markets' - weekend gatherings across China where parents attempt to find husbands and wives for their children, and others show up to match-make young singles and even offer boyfriends for hire.
Jemimah Steinfeld introduces the people at the heart of this world, from the woman starting China's first online dating agency to the mistresses of the rich and powerful; from the company trying to sell sex toys to China's middle-classes to the sino-punks of Beijing's bar scene. Little Emperors and Material Girls is the book which will change the way you see China.
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About the author: Jemimah Steinfeld
Jemimah Steinfeld is a journalist who has worked and lived in China. She holds an MA from SOAS in China Studies and has written for The Global Times in China.... Read more
Jemimah Steinfeld is a journalist who has worked and lived in China. She holds an MA from SOAS in China Studies and has written for The Global Times in China. A freelance writer and journalist, she writes regularly as a China correspondent for CNN, Time Out and at The Huffington Post, as well as for various print and online outlets on feminism, dating and fashion.
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Review:
'A breath of fresh air...Steinfeld delves into the field, interviewing spoiled Beijing princelings, Shanghai's gay clubbers, anxious wannabe brides and others. Her findings are shocking and speak...Read more
'A breath of fresh air...Steinfeld delves into the field, interviewing spoiled Beijing princelings, Shanghai's gay clubbers, anxious wannabe brides and others. Her findings are shocking and speak volumes about the gulf that exists between Eastern and Western ideas of identity, and how to build it... A must-read for anyone who wants to know what young Chinese kids really think about sex, relationships and romance', Time Out Shanghai
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