INFLUENCE OF DENG XIAOPING’S REFORMS ON CHINESE YOUTH

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2013

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Suleyman Demirel University

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The purpose of my research is to evaluate the impact of reforms of Deng Xiaoping on youth in China. Thosereforms, beingeconomical by their origin, changed the way of thinking of Chinese youth, their values. And after several decades since reforms were implemented their influence on youth have been reflected on nowadays Chinese society. Educational system was also reformed, thus it influenced directly on youth.During 50-60-70s education mainly aimed at providing workers for massive production. After his return in 1973, Deng Xiaoping started with reformation of education in schools and universities. His reforms in general were successful and led to appearance of a new generation of professionals, which reflected in latter development of China. Such features of period of reformation as opening of borders indirectly affected youth, to some extent negatively. Contemporary youth is in a process of diverge from traditional system of values; they have become rational and pragmatic. More and more they care about themselves, aiming at reaching own goals. Material values overcome moral values. Society and family no more plays significant role in lives of Chinese young men, as they used to do before. Chinese officials concern about future and promoting traditional values and Confucius norms in a society. The example of China is important as far it’s demonstrates influence of “globalization” and “westernization” on a society, particularly on its most vulnerable part-youth.

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INFLUENCE OF DENG XIAOPING’S REFORMS ON CHINESE YOUTH, A.S. Akhmetov, 2013