One child : the story of China's most radical experiment
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author
Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
ISBN
9780544275393, 054427539X, 9780544815582, 0544815580, 9780544815605, 0544815602
Status
Description
Loading Description...
Also in this Series
Checking series information...
Copies
LocationCall NumberStatus
Berwyn Public Library - Stacks951.06 FONOn Shelf
Blue Island Public Library - Stacks363.96 FONOn Shelf
Bridgeview Public Library - Stacks363.96 FONOn Shelf
Brookfield Public Library - Stacks363.96 FONOn Shelf
Calumet City Public Library - Nonfiction363.96 FONOn Shelf
Show All Copies
More Like This
Loading more titles like this title...
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Format
Book
Physical Desc
xvi, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Language
English

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"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." --,Amazon.com
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Fong, M. (2016). One child: the story of China's most radical experiment. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fong, Mei. 2016. One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fong, Mei, One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Fong, Mei. One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Loading Staff View.