• Jian Xiao


With this book, we set out to provide an understanding of punk culture in China. With the aid of the biographical approach, a collective portrait of Chinese punks has been painted, with discussion of their life experiences within and outside the punk scene, relationships (with peers, neighbours, and authority figures in day-to-day life), political aspirations, and hopes and beliefs. This conclusion presents a summary and overall assessment of the ethnographic findings detailed in the previous chapters. It also provides a general response to the research questions raised in Chap.  1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Xiao
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  1. 1.School of Communication and DesignSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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