EASC150g.Outline.Contradictions in Youth Attitudes and Rise of Middle Class

EASC150g.Outline.Contradictions in Youth Attitudes and Rise of Middle Class

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CONTRADICTIONS IN THE VALUES AND BEHAVIOR OF CHINESE YOUTH (INTERNATIONALISM, NATIONALISM AND MATERIALISM) AND THE RISE OF MATERIALISM AND THE MIDDLE CLASS IN CHINA [EASC 150G, 9/30/10: STANLEY ROSEN] OUTLINE I. THE RISE OF CHINA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS A. Competing Values of Internationalism , Materialism , and Nationalism/Patriotism 1. Hollywood Films as Examples of these Contradictions a. The success of films such as “ Inception ” and “ Avatar in competing with Chinese films b. Kungfu Panda ,” “ Lust, Caution ,” and the “ Avatar vs. Confucius ” fight 2. Competing Images of Chinese Youth a. Before and After the Sichuan Earthquake of May 2008 b. “Angry Youth” [ fenqing , . ] 3. Materialism and Upscale Lifestyle Images a. Examples from popular magazines from 2001 to 2010 4. How large is the Middle Class? a. How do you define “middle class” status in China?
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b. Surveys on current middle class numbers and attitudes toward future middle class status 5. The Impact of American Culture on China
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