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POLI 422 - Rosen: Contemporary Chinese Youth and State

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Political Science
POLI 422
Juan Wang

RosenContemporary Chinese Youth and the StateThe anniversaries of the May Fourth movement 1919 Tiananmen 1989 and the bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade by NATO 1999 each has the opportunity to mobilize different segments of Chinese youthYouth intervention ostensibly has a longer revolutionary tradition than the party itself it has been a strong force for rectifying the position of the state and leadershipReflecting the pluralization of Chinese society post reform Chinese youth in 2009 are far from unified in their belief systems or behaviors The youth have been criticized in media yet have reversed this trend following the Sichuan earthquake during which the youth exhibited altruistic behavior There are competing and often contradictory influences acting on Chinese youth These include internationalism pragmatism materialism and nationalism Surveys indicate that the young generation are willing to make sacrifices if persuaded that the cause is just Todays youth typic
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