April 11, 2021

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Review: Restless China

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restless-chinaMegan Shank on Restless China in LARB

“AM I MAD or is this society mad?”

One young Chinese man’s miserere echoed a nation’s widespread disillusion. In an online essay, the young man expressed feeling lost among peers devoid of traditional values. He had discovered that the academic environment lacked intellectual earnestness, and the political climate seemed bereft of meaningful vocation. Only the internet proved he was not alone — his 10-page screed garnered thousands of reposts.

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