Gendered and Generational Differences towards Relationships

  • Chao Yang


This chapter adopts a generational angle to explore the changing identity of Chinese youth towards love and intimacy by looking at a group of participants from the parents’ generation. As a historical construct, the identity of Chinese youth on one hand is linked with the previous generations, who are likely to influence the younger generation with traditional values. On the other hand, the fast-changing socio-economic environment in the post-reform era has greatly influenced Chinese youth born in the early period of the economic reform era, who hold a very different identity compared to members of their parents’ generation.


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  • Chao Yang
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  1. 1.Renmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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