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Wish lanterns

Alec Ash

Wish lanterns

young lives in new China

by Alec Ash

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  • 2 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Youth,
  • Attitudes,
  • Popular culture,
  • Technology and youth,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlec Ash
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ799.C55 A774 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination322 pages
    Number of Pages322
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27230431M
    ISBN 101628727640
    ISBN 109781628727647
    LC Control Number2016048795
    OCLC/WorldCa956349474

    Wish Lanterns follows the lives of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child and netizen; 'Fred' is a daughter of the Party. Lucifer is an aspiring superstar; Snail a country migrant addicted to online games. Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north; Mia a rebel from Xinjiang in the far west.   Wish lanterns appear in the closing scene of the book, when one of the characters loses her into a multitude of others in the sky. To me, that imagery reflects the aspirations of a Author: Marianna Cerini.

    Wish Lanterns. Book of the Week. By Alec Ash. The stories of young Chinese lives, particularly those young people born under the one-child policy of the s. Exceptional books and readings. Through individual lives, Wish Lanterns shows with empathy and insight the conflicts and challenges, dreams and wishes of China's - and the world's - future. It is a vibrant and intimate book, for readers of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy.

      "Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is a stunning debut, a sort of inside-out fairy tale where beauty is a weapon, ambition is armor, and the empire is the battlefield. Xifeng doesn't ask for what she wants—she takes it. This book is dangerous; you should read it."—Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling coauthor of My Lady Jane/5(14). China's New Youth was originally published in hardcover until the title Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China. The new paperback edition has been updated with a new preface and afterword by the author and a new foreword by Karoline Kan.


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This is the first generation to grow up in an environment of stability, comfort, and opportunity without revolution, warfare, or rebellion. While Ash is recounting present day stories, and is clearly there for some of them, Ash does. Wish Lanterns is an on-the-ground biography of six young men and women in China/5.

Like the ending scene of the book of a wish lantern floating in the air, there is still hope and optimism of realizing more of their hopes and dreams in the years to come.

The author is the same age as the subjects, adding an extra layer of intimacy that comes through connecting with people at a similar stage of life. Highly roccommended by: 1. "Wish Wish lanterns book is one of the better China books I've read recently.

In clever, playful prose, Ash draws out the significant, at times poignant, themes of everyday life in a nation that's bound to play an increasingly prominent role in global affairs, while also presenting a fun, informative look at the generation that's helping to shape it.5/5(5).

"Wish Lanterns announces the arrival of a talented young observer of today’s China. Alec Ash documents the lives of Chinese Wish lanterns book with detail, insight, and sympathy, and his book is an invaluable resource for anybody hoping to understand the country’s future possibilities.”—Released on: Ma   Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China User Review - Publishers Weekly Ash (co-editor of While We’re Here), a British-born journalist living in Beijing, explores differences among China’s millennial generations in this fascinating book.

Wish Lanterns offers a deep dive into the life stories of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child, netizen, and self-styled loser. Dahai is a military child, netizen, and self-styled loser.

Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north/5(38). Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China Alec Ash. Arcade, $ (p) ISBN explores differences among China’s millennial generations in this fascinating book.

The author. Novelistic anecdotes reveal Chinese young people struggling with universal themes of education, employment, and love. In alternating chapters, Beijing-based British journalist Ash (co-editor: While We're Here: China Stories from a Writers' Colony, ) pursues the mostly unglamorous, daily slogs of six young Chinese, born from toand how, as the single-child generation, they are.

Author Bio. Alec Ash was born in England in and is of the same generation as his subjects in Wish Lanterns. After graduating from Oxford, he taught in a Tibetan village and in moved to Beijing, where he is a writer and journalist.

His articles have appeared in The Economist, Dissent, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere. Chinese Paper Flying Sky Lanterns for Wedding, Christmas, Memorial, Party, New Years - Large White Eco Friendly % Biodegradable Japanese Wish Lantern Set with Small Wax Paper to Light (10 Pack) out of 5 stars   Buy Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China Main Market by Ash, Alec (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Through individual lives, Wish Lanterns shows with empathy and insight the conflicts and challenges, dreams and wishes of China's - and the world's - future. It is a vibrant and intimate book, for readers of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy.

MORE PRAISE FOR WISH LANTERNS. Wish Lanterns offers a deep dive into the life stories of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child, netizen, and self-styled loser. Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north.

Wish Lanterns by Alec Ash. Through individual lives, Wish Lanterns shows with empathy and insight the conflicts and challenges, dreams and wishes of China's - and the world's - future. It is a vibrant and intimate book, for readers of Katherine Boo's Behind the Seller Rating: % positive. Alec Ash is a writer and journalist in Beijing, author of Wish Lanterns, literary nonfiction about the lives of six young Chinese published by Picador in His articles have appeared in The Economist, Dissent, BBC, Prospect, Foreign Policy and elsewhere/5.

Wish Lanterns offers a deep dive into the life stories of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child, netizen, and self-styled loser. Dahai is a military child, netizen, and self-styled loser. Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north.

Wish Lanterns offers a deep dive into the life stories of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child, netizen, and self-styled loser. Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north.

“Fred,” born on the tropical southern island of Hainan, is the daughter of a Party official, while. Alec Ash is a writer and editor living in China. He is author of Wish Lanterns (Picador, ), literary nonfiction about the lives of six young Chinese, a BBC Book of the Week reviewed widely and featured in this New York Times interview ().

Ash's longform articles have appeared in NYRB, LARB, the Guardian, and Dissent among elswehere, as well as his China correspondence for The Sunday.The Lantern was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for HarperCollins. stars The Lantern is a superbly written and beautiful story that is completely enthralling.

I found it hard to put down because the mystery of the story is so fascinating/5. Their experiences and aspirations were formed in a radically different country from the one that shaped their elders, and their lives will decide the future of their nation and its place in the Lanterns offers a deep dive into the life stories of six young Chinese.

Dahai is a military child, netizen, and self-styled : Alec Ash.