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Sex and Youth in Modern China

Little Emperors and Material Girls

China has 300 million people under the age of 30, but little is known about them. What are their thoughts when it comes to life, love and more specifically sex? To mark the launch of Jemimah Steinfeld’s debut publication, Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern ChinaSteinfeld will be in conversation with Chinese-British novelist and film-maker Xiaolu Guo, author of A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for LoversTwenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth and I Am China, about the more intimate sides of Chinese youth.

Steinfeld, who currently manages the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival, has previously written for CNN.com and Time Out amongst other publications. She studied Chinese at SOAS, and has lived and worked in Shanghai and Beijing.

Her book explores the once-in-a-generation sexual and cultural revolution which is taking place in China, one of the world’s biggest and fastest growing nations. Through drawing on individual interviews and her imaginative writing she introduces us to some of the nation’s young movers and shakers.

Both Guo and Steinfeld will talk about some of the most revealing aspects of Chinese culture defining the next generation. Join them for a spirited discussion, followed by a book signing and drinks reception.


March 5, 2015
18:30 - 20:00
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Asia House


Asia House
63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom

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