A rising urban elite, new middle class consumption, and the generation born after 1990 are altering China's social landscape rapidly. Eric Fish, Qing Zhang and Wenhao Diao will explore the changes in China today, ranging from language use towards a more cosmopolitan Mandarin to the increasing refusal of China's modern young people to conform.
|Where:||Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)|
|When:||Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm|
|Signing area:||Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)|
|Genre:||Current Issues / Politics / Social Science|
Eric Fish is a freelance writer who lived in China from 2007 to 2014 as a teacher, student, and journalist. After earning his master’s degree from Tsinghua University, he worked as a reporter for the Economic Observer in Beijing and founded the blog Sinostand....
Qing Zhang is an Assoc. Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Her research concerns the role of language in contexts of social change and globalization. Specifically, her work has dealt with the entanglements of linguistic practice and rapid socio-economic transformations in China....