Essays about: "Chinese youth"

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  1. 1. The myth of ACGN nationalism in China : animation, audiences, and nationalism

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kommunikation och medier

    Author : Yunyi Liao; [2020]
    Keywords : ACGN nationalism; nationalism; animation; audiences; fans; youth; subculture; myth; Ne Zha; Chinese animated films; China; everyday nationalism; online and offline; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on the prevalence of nationalism in the reception of Chinese animated films. One example of this is the widely-circulated online expression of ‘the rise of Chinese animation’ by engaged audiences and fans. The term ‘ACGN nationalism’ (erciyuan minzu zhuyi) has been coined to describe this phenomenon in previous research. READ MORE

  2. 2. How Chinese - English Bilinguals Think About Time : The Effects of Language on Space-Time Mappings

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Centrum för tvåspråkighetsforskning

    Author : Qiu Jun Zhang; [2020]
    Keywords : Linguistic relativity; Chinese - English bilinguals; mental representations of time; spatial-temporal metaphors; language experience;

    Abstract : The last decades have witnessed the resurgence of research on linguistic relativity, which provides empirical evidence of possible language effects on thought across various perceptual domains. This study investigated the linguistic relativity hypothesis in the abstract domain of time by looking at how L1 Chinese - L2 English bilinguals conceptualize time in two-dimensional space. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Ideological Transformation of the Icon Chairman Mao during the Four Modernisations period : As illustrated by "Melody of Youth, Beautiful Soul"

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Kinesiska

    Author : Jeremy Biggs; [2016]
    Keywords : Chinese; China; Deconstruction; Iconography; Mao Zedong; Iconographic transformation; Ideology; Maoism; Four Modernisations; Hauntology;

    Abstract : After Chairman Mao's death, in the late 1980's, Mao was removed from official government communications and his iconography transformed from having a specific meaning generation role linked to Maoist ideology, to becoming available for use as a commodity. In this research I use cultural theorist Jacques Derrida's theory of Hauntology and the deconstruction method to analyse a representative Chinese Propaganda poster, "Melody of Youth, Beautiful Soul", in order to ascertain the effect Mao's death had on the Iconography of Chairman Mao, and how Mao is ideologically transformed during this period. READ MORE

  4. 4. Youth Feminist Activism in China: An Ethnographic Analysis of an Innovative Action-oriented Feminism

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Genusvetenskapliga institutionen; Lunds universitet/Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender; Lunds universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Danyang Wu; [2015]
    Keywords : Youth Feminist Activism; Chinese Feminist Movement; Radicalism; Action-oriented Feminism; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : In the spring of 2015, five young feminist activists were arrested by the Chinese police for allegedly ‘causing trouble’, which resulted in global attention aimed at this new wave of feminist movement. Youth feminist activism have made their voice heard in China through numerous actions for gender equality since 2012. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Value of Taste: Consumption Strategies for Social Upward Mobility among Urban Chinese Youth

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Socialantropologi; Lunds universitet/Master of Science in Global Studies; Lunds universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Annie Ross; [2015]
    Keywords : Xiaozi; youth; distinction; social mobility; urban; middle-class; consumer culture; China.; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis explores a group of young Western-oriented Chinese consumers called xiaozi in Shanghai, comprised mainly by young individuals from an urban lower middle-class background who attempt at adopting a lifestyle and identity marked by a taste for fine arts and foreign culture. The study shows that by means of social distinction through taste and foreign cultural practices the xiaozi youth can attempt at acquiring cultural capital for upward social mobility, to compensate for their lack of economic capital or social connections in Shanghai's society. READ MORE