chapter  6
12 Pages

China

College students during China’s period of reform, 1989–97
ByQi Chen, Fengchun Miao, Beijing Normal University

This chapter examines the concerns and coping of young people during a period of important changes that have impacted on the lives of all Chinese people.

1989-97: ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL REFORM IN CHINA

China had just begun a major economic reform in 1989, when our research team conducted its first study of Chinese youth. Since that time, great progress has been made toward changing to a socialist market economy. The

‘I worry about my future.’