© 1997

Deng’s Generation

Young Intellectuals in 1980s China


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ruth Cherrington
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ruth Cherrington
    Pages 11-39
  4. Ruth Cherrington
    Pages 40-68
  5. Ruth Cherrington
    Pages 69-115
  6. Ruth Cherrington
    Pages 116-158
  7. Ruth Cherrington
    Pages 159-205
  8. Ruth Cherrington
    Pages 206-214
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 215-232

About this book


A sociological biography of the 1980s generation of young intellectuals in China. It applies Mannheim's generational perspective to first hand data to show how students and scholars in the 1980s were influenced by the reform context and policies of Deng Xiaoping's regime. The key trends in their thinking and behaviour within the spheres of education, leisure and politics are analysed leading to an account of their socio-economic situation and frustrated hopes in the run-up to the 1989 pro-democracy movement.


democracy education Generation politics sociology

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  1. 1.Veliko Turnovo UniversityBulgaria

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