By focusing on particular young people, Alec Ash allows us to see something of what’s going on in modern Chinese society.

Book review: Wish Lanterns illuminates modern China by focusing on six twenty-somethings

As Alec Ash’s subjects grow and adapt over a decade, they reveal something of how China is changing, but this isn’t a study of Chinese youth in general

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By focusing on particular young people, Alec Ash allows us to see something of what’s going on in modern Chinese society.
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