The Resource One child : the story of China's most radical experiment, Mei Fong

One child : the story of China's most radical experiment, Mei Fong

Label
One child : the story of China's most radical experiment
Title
One child
Title remainder
the story of China's most radical experiment
Statement of responsibility
Mei Fong
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Communist Party leaders adopted the one-child policy in 1980, they hoped curbing birth-rates would help lift China's poorest and increase the country's global stature. But at what cost? Now, as China closes the book on the policy after more than three decades, it faces a population grown too old and too male, with a vastly diminished supply of young workers. Mei Fong has spent years documenting the policy's repercussions on every sector of Chinese society. In One Child, she explores its true human impact, traveling across China to meet the people who live with its consequences. Their stories reveal a dystopian reality: unauthorized second children ignored by the state, only-children supporting aging parents and grandparents on their own, villages teeming with ineligible bachelors, and an ungoverned adoption market stretching across the globe. Fong tackles questions that have major implications for China's future: whether its 'Little Emperor' cohort will make for an entitled or risk-averse generation; how China will manage to support itself when one in every four people is over sixty-five years old; and above all, how much the one-child policy may end up hindering China's growth. Weaving in Fong's reflections on striving to become a mother herself, One Child offers a nuanced and candid report from the extremes of family planning
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fong, Mei
Dewey number
363.9/60951
Index
index present
LC call number
HB3654.A3
LC item number
F66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • Family planning
  • Family size
  • Families
  • China
  • China
Label
One child : the story of China's most radical experiment, Mei Fong
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898052629
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780544275393
Lccn
2015037254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780544275393
  • (OCoLC)898052629
Label
One child : the story of China's most radical experiment, Mei Fong
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898052629
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780544275393
Lccn
2015037254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780544275393
  • (OCoLC)898052629

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