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In 2004, Vanessa Fong provided a groundbreaking ethnographic exploration of the social, financial, and mental improvement of youngsters born on account that China's one-child coverage used to be brought in 1979. Her publication Only Hope left readers with an image of under pressure, bold kids for whom elite prestige used to be the final word objective, although quite few have been able to in attaining it.

In Paradise Redefined, Fong tracks the studies of many in her preliminary cohort of chinese language only-children—now college-age—as they learn overseas in Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, North the United States, and Singapore. whereas incomes a prestigious collage schooling in China is the most route to elite prestige, examine out of the country offers an alternate channel by way of delivering a very versatile "developed international" citizenship. this versatile citizenship can provide the potential of higher happiness and freedom afforded by means of transnational mobility, but additionally brings with it unforeseen ache, ambivalence, and unhappiness. Paradise Redefined bargains insights into China's globalization through reading the expectancies and stories that impact how a number of chinese language scholars make judgements approximately learning out of the country, staying overseas, immigration, and returning home.

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